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1 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 2 Center for Process Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 3 Lund University 4 ifak e.V. Magdeburg 5 University of Queensland 6 WATERWAYS Srl 7 Universitat de Girona 8 Ghent University 9 University of Lorraine 10 AnoxKaldnes AB 11 L'Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique 12 Université Laval 13 Josef Stefan Institute 14 Lund University 15 Ghent University
As the work of the IWA Task Group on Benchmarking of Control Strategies for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is coming to an end, it is essential to disseminate the knowledge gained. For this reason, all authors of the IWA Scientific and Technical Report on benchmarking have come together to provide their insights, highlighting areas where knowledge may still be deficient and where new opportunities are emerging, and to propose potential avenues for future development and application of the general benchmarking framework and its associated tools. The paper focuses on the topics of temporal and spatial extension, process modifications within the WWTP, the realism of models, control strategy extensions and the potential for new evaluation tools within the existing benchmark system. We find that there are major opportunities for application within all of these areas, either from existing work already being done within the context of the benchmarking simulation models (BSMs) or applicable work in the wider literature. Of key importance is increasing capability, usability and transparency of the BSM package while avoiding unnecessary complexity. © IWA Publishing 2013.
Water Science and Technology, 2013, Vol 68, Issue 1, p. 1-15
Computer simulation; Control; Models; Process monitoring; Tools; Wastewater treatment; Benchmarking
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