Cost-effective and integrated optimization of the eindhoven urban wastewater system: Stepwise implementation of selected measures

Lorenzo Benedetti, Jeroen Langeveld, Youri Amerlinck, Jarno De Jonge, Jeroen De Klein, Tony Flameling, Ingmar Nopens, Oscar Van Zanten, Stefan Weijers

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Abstract

This project aims at finding cost-efficient measures to meet the Water Framework Directive goals for the Dommel River (The Netherlands). Both acute and long-term impacts of the urban wastewater system (wastewater treatment plant and sewers) on the chemical and ecological quality of the river are studied. An integrated model, which proved to be a powerful tool to analyse the interactions within the integrated urban wastewater system, was used to evaluate the measures using the existing and new infrastructure and real-time control (RTC) strategies. In this paper, the incremental implementation of selected infrastructural measures was investigated. Emphasis was put on the first steps, i.e. a modified use of primary settlers, RTC in the southern part of the sewer catchment and in-stream aeration, which resulted in considerable improvement in receiving water quality (in terms of simulated ammonium and dissolved oxygen dynamics) at a much lower cost than initially estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication87th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2014
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Pages2809-2817
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510870451
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Event87th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2014 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 27 Sep 20141 Oct 2014

Publication series

Name87th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2014
Volume11

Conference

Conference87th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period27/09/141/10/14

Keywords

  • Cost-effective systems upgrade
  • Impact based real-time control
  • Integrated urban wastewater system modelling
  • Optimization

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