A Hybrid Intelligent Optimal Control System Design for Wastewater Treatment Process

  • Junfei Qiao
  • Gaitang Han
  • Honggui Han
  • Cuili Yang
  • Wei Li
Keywords: nonlinear, wastewater treatment, hybrid intelligent, optimization system


Due to the characteristics of large lag and high nonlinearity, the optimizing operation of wastewater treatment process (WWTP) is difficult to be designed. To solve this problem, a control optimization system based on hybrid intelligent technology is proposed in this paper. This system includes a feed-forward compensator, a feedback supervision module, a pre-setting module and a soft-sensor module. To obtain the minimum energy consumption (EC) under effluent standards, the set-points of the dissolved oxygen concentration and nitrate nitrogen concentration are adjusted through feed-forward compensation, feedback correction and online estimation. Finally, the proposed approach is applied on the WWTP simulation model. Compared to the proportional-integral- derivative (PID) and data-driven adaptive optimal controller (DDAOC) methods, simulation results of the method proposed in this paper show better performance.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.itc.46.3.16061