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How Ant Systems Can Help in Management of pH for Industrial Wastewater Discharges

  • Marta Verdaguer
  • Jordi Giró
  • Narcís Clara
  • Manel Poch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6234)

Abstract

Many processes from chemical industries generate wastewater discharges with acidic or alkaline character.These type of discharges often need a neutralization process before their incorporation into the receiving media. This process is complex: it presents many difficulties due to the none-linear response of pH value to the addition of acids or bases. Moreover, it requires considering the variable buffering capacity of system and the changes in loading characteristics [1,2]. The mixture of wastewater discharges usually has an unknown value of buffer capacity and its pH value can not be calculated easily.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Verdaguer
    • 1
  • Jordi Giró
    • 1
  • Narcís Clara
    • 1
  • Manel Poch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GironaCataloniaSpain
  2. 2.The Catalan Institute for Water ResearchCataloniaSpain

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