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Probabilistic WWTP Design and Upgrade in a Water Quality Based Regulation Context

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Abstract:

Process choice and dimensioning of WWTPs is a particularly sensitive step to cost-efficiently comply with regulatory standards. This step accounts only for a small fraction of the upfront costs, but it can lead to substantial savings.

This paper illustrates the results of a systematic methodology to evaluate system design/upgrade options with regard to both effluent quality and receiving water quality. In contrast to conventional practice, the presented approach allows choosing the most appropriate trade-off between cost of measures and effluent quality, and to assess the reliability of a process layout by means of uncertainty analysis. It is therefore a flexible instrument to cope with the flexibility and complexity of integrated water management regulations.

Keywords: Activated sludge; Integrated modelling; Probabilistic design; Uncertainty assessment

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864709793901031

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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