Sewage -- Purification -- Activated sludge process, Sewage disposal plants
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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Doering, R. D.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Silkenson, G. Robert, "Computer Driven Training Simulator of Wastewater Treatment Operations" (1982). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 655.