Water quality management with time varying river flow and discharger control

Water quality management with time varying river flow and discharger control An extension of the classical river quality management problem is presented that allows for time varying operation of the treatment plants. The hydrology of the river is represented by a set of steady state flow regimes; a river water quality model is used for each of these regimes to give a constraint set to be imposed on the discharges in order to achieve the stream standards during that regime. The objective function distinguishes between investment costs, fixed operating costs, and variable operating costs. A treatment system is sought that minimizes the sum of these costs, taking account of the possibility of operating the treatment system at various different levels during the year. The model is quantified and tested on an example. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Water Resources Research Wiley

Water quality management with time varying river flow and discharger control

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
ISSN
0043-1397
eISSN
1944-7973
D.O.I.
10.1029/WR019i006p01481
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Abstract

An extension of the classical river quality management problem is presented that allows for time varying operation of the treatment plants. The hydrology of the river is represented by a set of steady state flow regimes; a river water quality model is used for each of these regimes to give a constraint set to be imposed on the discharges in order to achieve the stream standards during that regime. The objective function distinguishes between investment costs, fixed operating costs, and variable operating costs. A treatment system is sought that minimizes the sum of these costs, taking account of the possibility of operating the treatment system at various different levels during the year. The model is quantified and tested on an example.

Journal

Water Resources ResearchWiley

Published: Dec 1, 1983

References

  • Geometric programing and the preliminary design of industrial waste treatment plants
    Ecker, Ecker; McNamara, McNamara

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