Optimal control of biological SBRs for the treatment of dairy and toxic wastewaters

M. J. Betancur, D. Mazouni, J. A. Moreno, J. Harmand

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    This paper presents two optimal control strategies developed for the control of two biological sequencing batch reactors (SBR), the first one performing both organic carbon and nitrogen removal from dairy wastewaters, while the second one treats toxic wastewaters. The proposed control laws are based on models that have been validated with real data acquired on two real biological SBR pilot plants. These models are presented in D. Mazouni et al., 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, 5-8 July 2005. The validation results of these control strategies are presented and discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-52
    Number of pages14
    JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 2008

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    This paper includes results of the EOLI project that is supported by the INCO program of the European Community (contract number ICA4-CT-2002-10012). We thank the INRA-INRIA MERE research group for its valuable help in this work. We also thank DGAPA-UNAM, Project IN112207-3 and CONACYT 51244, for financial support. M.J. Betancur’s participation in this work was carried out during doctoral studies at UNAM.


    • Optimal time control
    • Optimization
    • Sequencing batch reactors


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