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2018-09-24 - Colloque/Article dans les actes avec comité de lecture - Anglais - 5 page(s)

Mojica-Nava Eduardo, Feudjio Letchindjio Christian , Vande Wouwer Alain , "Switching Control of An Activated Sludge Process" in 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2018), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018

  • Codes CREF : Sciences de l'ingénieur (DI2000), Biotechnologie (DI3800), Automatisme et régulation (DI2150), Automatique (DI2530), Automatisme industriel et processcontrol (DI2151)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Automatique (F107)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Biosciences (Biosciences)
  • Centres UMONS : Biosys (BIOSYS)
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(Anglais) The activated sludge process is a complex microbial system used for biological wastewater treatment, i.e., carbon and ammonium removal. The main control objective is to regulate the outflow water quality despite disturbances in the inflow, such as influent flow, or influent concentration. The alternate phase process consists of a single bioreactor where oxygen is supplied intermittently to create nitrification and denitrification conditions while the biomass is recycled continuously from a settler. In this study, a switched affine model is first derived from an existing dynamic model. Then, a switching signal law and a feedback control are developed to reduce the ammonium concentration while keeping the closedloop system stable. The proposed control strategy is validated in simulation with MATLAB/Simulink considering several influent scenarios such as dry, rainy, and stormy weather conditions.