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Integrated management of urban wastewater system: a model-based approach

The main objective pursued in this thesis targets the development and systematization of a methodology that allows addressing management problems in the dynamic operation of Urban Wastewater Systems. The proposed methodology will suggest operational strategies that can improve the overall performance of the system under certain problematic situations through a model-based approach. The proposed methodology has three main steps: The first step includes the characterization and modeling of the case-study, the definition of scenarios, the evaluation criteria and the operational settings that can be manipulated to improve the system’s performance. In the second step, Monte Carlo simulations are launched to evaluate how the system performs for a wide range of operational settings combinations, and a global sensitivity analysis is conducted to rank the most influential operational settings. Finally, the third step consists on a screening methodology applying a multi-criteria analysis to select the best combinations of operational settings. 

Additional Info

  • Author: Pau Prat Busquets
  • Supervisor: Joaquim Comas Mata/ Lluís Corominas (ICRA)
  • Year: 2012
  • University: Universitat de Girona (UdG)
  • Evaluation: Excel.lent Cum Laude

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