Keywords

Sewage -- Purification -- Activated sludge process, Sewage disposal plants

Abstract

This research involves design and implementation of computer program for simulation of a wastewater treatment plant. The program has the capability to be interfaced with an existing analog wastewater plant process flow training board which is equipped with meter readouts of key process variables and adjustable control valves. It is planned that the total system simulator could be used to train wastewater treatment plant operators to afford them hands-on dynamic experience in plant operations. The wastewater treatment process modeled is the activated sludge process. Beginning with the known plant design stead-state equations for this particular process an algorithm was developed to simulate the treatment process through probable system dynamics. All assumptions are presented in a logical manner and used to develop the necessary transient equations. The success of this project demonstrates that a simulation program which emulates a waste treatment process is possible; however, it is suggested that further research is needed to provide deeper insight into variable changes during system transients.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1982

Advisor

Doering, Robert D.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

61 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013728

Included in

Engineering Commons

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