Environmental Time Series Prediction by Improved Classical Feed-Forward Neural Networks

  • Maurizio Campolo
  • Narcís Clara
  • Carlo Francesco Morabito
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3931)


The water quality at the issue of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is a complex work because of its complexity and variability when conditions suddenly change. Two main techniques has been used to improve classical feed-forward neural network. First, a classical adaptative gradient learning rule has been complemented with a Kalman learning rule which is especially effective for noisy behavioral problems. Second, two independent variable selection components -based on genetic algorithms and fuzzy ranking- have been implemented to try to improve performance and generalization. The global study shows that reliable results are obtained which permit to guarantee that neural networks are a confidence tool on this subject.


Variable Selection Wastewater Treatment Plant Hide Node Learning Rule Activate Sludge Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Campolo
    • 1
  • Narcís Clara
    • 2
  • Carlo Francesco Morabito
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di informatica, matematica, elettronica e trasportiUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.Departament d’informàtica i matemàtica aplicadaUniversitat de GironaSpain

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