Advanced data management for optimising the operation of a full-scale WWTP

Autores: Beltrán Calaff, Sergio; Maiza Galparsoro, Mikel; De La Sota, A.; Villanueva, J. M.; Ayesa Iturrate, Eduardo José
ISSN: 0273-1223
Volumen: 66
Número: 2
Páginas: 314-320
Fecha de publicación: 2012
Lugar: WOS
The lack of appropriate data management tools is presently a limiting factor for a broader implementation and a more efficient use of sensors and analysers, monitoring systems and process controllers in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). This paper presents a technical solution for advanced data management of a full-scale WWTP. The solution is based on an efficient and intelligent use of the plant data by a standard centralisation of the heterogeneous data acquired from different sources, effective data processing to extract adequate information, and a straightforward connection to other emerging tools focused on the operational optimisation of the plant such as advanced monitoring and control or dynamic simulators. A pilot study of the advanced data manager tool was designed and implemented in the Galindo-Bilbao WWTP. The results of the pilot study showed its potential for agile and intelligent plant data management by generating new enriched information combining data from different plant sources, facilitating the connection of operational support systems, and developing automatic plots and trends of simulated results and actual data for plant performance and diagnosis.