The series Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage technology transfer in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology impacts all areas of the control discipline. New theory, new controllers, actuators, sensors, new industrial processes, computer methods, new applications, new philosophies..., new challenges. Much of this development work resides in industrial reports, feasibility study papers and the reports of advanced collaborative projects. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of such new work in all aspects of industrial control for wider and rapid dissemination. The environmental aspects of all of our society's activities are extremely important if the countryside; the sea and wildernesses are to be fully enjoyed by future generations. Urban waste in all its manifestations presents a particularly difficult disposal problem, which must be tackled conscientiously to prevent long lasting damage to the environment. Technological solutions should be seen as part of the available options. In this monograph, the authors M. R. Katebi, M. A. Johnson and J. Wilkie seek to introduce a comprehensive technological framework to the particular measurement and control problems of wastewater processing plants. Of course the disposal of urban sewage is a long-standing process but past solutions have used options (disposal at sea) which are no longer acceptable. Thus to meet new effluent regulations it is necessary to develop a new technological paradigm based on process control methods, and this is what the authors attempt to provide.
1 Process Modelling and Simulation Methods.- 1.1 Process Review.- 1.1.1 Preliminary and Primary Treatment Processes.- 1.1.2 Secondary Treatment Processes.- 1.1.3 Tertiary Processes.- 1.2 Modelling Preliminary and Primary Processes.- 1.3 Modelling the Activated Sludge Process.- 1.3.1 Introduction.- 1.3.2 The Aeration Tank Process.- 1.3.3 Clarifier Tank Model.- 1.3.4 Interim Conclusions.- 1.4 Uses of the Model.- 1.4.1 Sub-Unit Studies.- 1.4.2 Process Train Studies.- 1.4.3 On-line Process Control.- 1.5 Modelling Principles.- 1.5.1 Process Control and the Modelling Activity.- 1.5.2 Modelling from Physical Principles.- 1.5.3 Black Box Modelling Methods.- 1.5.4 Hierarchical System Modelling and Simulation.- 1.6 Conclusions.- 1.7 Further Reading.- 2 Process Control Structures.- 2.1 The Actuator - Plant and - Measurement Sequence.- 2.1.1 A Tank Level Process.- 2.1.2 The Measurement Device.- 2.1.3 Summary: Component Transfer Functions.- 2.2 A Unified Actuator - Plant - Measurement Processes.- 2.3 Process Disturbances.- 2.3.1 Supply and Load Disturbances.- 2.3.2 Noise Disturbances.- 2.3.3 Summary Conclusions.- 2.4 Open Loop Control.- 2.4.1 The Basic Principle.- 2.4.2 The Problems with Open Loop Control.- 2.5 The Feedback Control Loop.- 2.5.1 A Simple Feedback Loop.- 2.5.2 Some Definitions.- 2.5.3 The Feedback Loop Analysis.- 2.5.4 Feedback Control Objectives: A Full List.- 2.6 On-Off Control.- 2.6.1 Basic Principles.- 2.6.2 Performance Assessment in a Wastewater Application.- 2.7 Three Term Controllers.- 2.7.1 PID Controller Technology.- 2.7.2 Basic PID Control Properties.- 2.7.3 Industrial PID Controller Features.- 2.7.4 PID Controller Tuning.- 2.7.5 Process Reaction Curve Method.- 2.7.6 Sustained Oscillation PID Tuning Method.- 2.7.7 Autotune PID Control.- 2.7.8 PID Control Performance.- 2.8 Cascade Control Loops.- 2.8.1 Cascade Control Example.- 2.8.2 General Cascade Control Principles.- 2.8.3 Cascade Control Loop Tuning.- 2.9 Ratio Control.- 2.10 Feedforward Control.- 2.10.1 The Feedforward/Feedback Control Structure.- 2.10.2 Example in the Waste Water Industry.- 2.11 Inferential Control.- 2.11.1 Inferential Control in the Wastewater Industry.- 2.12 Advanced Control Features: Methods of Controller Adaptation.- 2.12.1 Gain Scheduling.- 2.12.2 On-line Self-Tuning Control.- 2.13 Conclusions.- 2.14 Further Reading.- 3 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems and Virtual Instrumentation.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Economic Benefits.- 3.3 A Classification For Supervisory Control Problems.- 3.4 Technological Background.- 3.4.1 Centralised Architecture.- 3.4.2 The Distributed Architecture.- 3.4.3 Supervisory Control System For Wastewater Treatment Plants.- 3.5 Distributed Control System Technology.- 3.5.1 Generic Functional Modules.- 3.5.2 Real-time Data Highway.- 3.5.3 Host Computer Interfaces and PLC Gateways.- 3.5.4 Power Distribution System.- 3.6 Functionality of the DCS.- 3.6.1 Data Acquisition and Processing.- 3.6.2 Low Level Process Control.- 3.6.3 Sequencing.- 3.6.4 Alarm Management.- 3.6.5 Operator Real-time Displays.- 3.6.6 Data Logging.- 3.6.7 Plant Performance Assessment.- 3.7 On Designing Supervisory Control.- 3.8 Virtual Instrumentation (VI) and a Design Exercise.- 3.8.1 Introduction.- 3.8.2 Virtual Versus Real Instrumentation.- 3.8.3 VI and Intelligent Instruments.- 3.9 Conclusions.- 3.10 Further Reading.- 4 Quality Control For Dynamic Processes.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.1.1 Understanding the Process.- 4.1.2 Flowcharting.- 4.2 Data Collection and Presentation.- 4.2.1 Data Presentation: Histograms, Charts and Graphs.- 4.3 Elementary Statistical Measures.- 4.4 Process Variations.- 4.5 Process Control.- 4.5.1 Mean Chart.- 4.5.2 Range Chart.- 4.6 Assessment of Process Stability.- 4.7 Process Capability Indices.- 4.8 Example.- 4.9 Conclusions.- 4.10 Further Reading.- 5 Sensors and Actuators.- 5.1 Physical Measurement: Level.- 5.1.1 Ultrasonic Level Sensor.- 5.1.2 Capacitance Level Sensor.- 5.2 Physical Measurement: Flow.- 5.
From the reviews:
"This book makes a much needed connection between fuzzy control and plants that can readily be modeled as queuing systems ... . The strengths of the book are its systematic approach to structuring control problems and its emphasis on the construction of fuzzy models for various queuing systems. ... the book is unique in linking queuing theory with fuzzy control, making it a valuable reference." (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, June, 2005)
"The book provides a number of results in queuing control from the point of view of fuzzy logic. The authors consider fuzzy control as an effective approach in nonlinear or large-scale systems control ... . The material of the book can be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Also, researchers and practitioners in the field of queuing control, systems analysis, manufacturing, and communications may benefit from it." (Oleg K. Zakusilo, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1064, 2005)
Authors are renowned in their field, working at the Industrial Control Centre
Glasgow Professor Johnson is one of the series editors for the AIC and soon to be launched C & SP series
A new and valuable tool for wastewater engineers and students alike, unique in its subject matter