Modeling and control of water disinfection process in annular photoreactors

K.J. Keesman, D Vries, S. van Mourik, Heiko J. Zwart

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    As an alternative or addition to complex physical modeling, in this paper transfer function models of the disinfection process in annular photoreactors under different flow conditions are derived. These transfer function models allow an analytical evaluation of the system dynamics and the control strategies to gain further insight while preserving the physical process parameters. For diffusive flow conditions a dead-time/Padé approximation is proposed to find a low-order linear system description. Given the (approximate) transfer functions with their physical process parameters, an analytical feed-forward – feedback law is further worked out.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Control Conference 2007
    EditorsS. Tzafestas
    PublisherEuropean Union Control Association
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-960-89028-5-5
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
    Event2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007 - Kos, Greece
    Duration: 2 Jul 20075 Jul 2007

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    PublisherEuropean Union Control Association


    Conference2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007
    Abbreviated titleECC
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    • IR-62366
    • METIS-251028
    • EWI-12922

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