Process Control Model for Oxygen Regeneration of Polluted Streams
Burton Davidson, J. Hunter
The objectives of the project were divided into experimental and theoretical parts. In the experimental part (Part I), the objective was to correlate rapidly determined parameters (I.e., chemical oxygen demand, organic carbon and ammonia) with 5-day BOD using linear regression analysis on samples taken from the Passaic River in New Jersey. In the theoretical part (Part II), the objective was to provide control models for simulating staged instream aerators based on experimental data taken from the Passaic River instream aeration project. The models were to be computerized on an analog computer for use in obtaining oxygen-uptake rates and parameter values. As part of the theoretical investigations (Part III), the optimal instream aeration problem was to be formulated and analyzed in terms of Pontryagin's Minimum Principle.
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