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Modelling, Simulation and Control of Urban Wastewater Systems

  • Manfred R. Schütze
  • David Butler
  • M. Bruce Beck
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Manfred R. Schütze, David Butler, M. Bruce Beck
    Pages 1-9
  3. Manfred R. Schütze, David Butler, M. Bruce Beck
    Pages 11-127
  4. Manfred R. Schütze, David Butler, M. Bruce Beck
    Pages 129-178
  5. Manfred R. Schütze, David Butler, M. Bruce Beck
    Pages 179-227
  6. Manfred R. Schütze, David Butler, M. Bruce Beck
    Pages 229-275
  7. Manfred R. Schütze, David Butler, M. Bruce Beck
    Pages 277-284
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-362

About this book

Introduction

by Professor Poul Harremoes Environmental engineering has been a discipline dominated by empirical approaches to engineering. Historically speaking, the development of urban drainage structures was very successful on the basis of pure empiricism. Just think of the impressive structures built by the Romans long before the discipline of hydraulics came into being. The fact is that the Romans did not know much about the theories of hydraulics, which were discovered as late as the mid-1800s. However, with the Renaissance came a new era. Astronomy (Galileos) and basic physics (Newton) started the scientific revolution and in the mid-1800s Navier and Stokes developed the application of Newtons laws to hydrodynamics, and later, St. Venant the first basic physics description of the motion of water in open channels. The combination of basic physical understanding of the phenomena involved in the flow of water in pipes and the experience gained by "trial and error", the engineering approach to urban drainage improved the design and performance of the engineering drainage infrastructure. However, due to the mathematical complications of the basic equations, solutions were available only to quite simple cases of practical significance until the introduction of new principles of calculation made possible by computers and their ability to crunch numbers. Now even intricate hydraulic phenomena can be simulated with a reasonable degree of confidence that the simulations are in agreement with performance in practice, if the models are adequately calibrated with sample performance data.

Keywords

Integration control optimisation real-time control simulation urban wastewater system wastewater treatment plant

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred R. Schütze
    • 1
  • David Butler
    • 2
  • M. Bruce Beck
    • 3
  1. 1.ifak e. V. MagdeburgInstitute for Automation and CommunicationBarlebenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK
  3. 3.Warnell School of Forest ResourcesThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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