Application of ICA in Wastewater Treatment
Workshop Chair: Leiv Rieger
The workshop will provide an overview of all the major steps in the implementation of Instrumentation, Control and Automation (ICA) at wastewater treatment plants. The first half of the workshop consists of a series of presentations and interactive discussions of a real life case study and additional background information (theory and practical experience).
The aim of the workshop is to go through the whole implementation procedure, explaining the theoretical background and discuss typical pitfalls. Following this the participants will develop a second case study based on a given plant and an objective provided by the audience. The following topics will be covered: instrumentation, controller design, implementation, start-up, adaptation, cost-benefit analysis.
‘How the read water?’
Workshop Chair: Peter Jules van Overloop
In this workshop the basics of image processing are demonstrated in a hands-on exercise in which an app is developed to digitalize water quality by taking a picture of an indicator strip. We use pH of water as test variable and show how the colorimetric value can be objectively read and automatically stored in a database.
Some basic programming skills are necessary to join actively in this workshop, but passive spectators are welcome. We provide the materials, hard- and software
Moddelling drinking water treatment processes
Workshop Chair: Luuk Rietveld
Operation of drinking water treatment plants becomes more and more complex and in several cases need to be done without operating personnel. Models are then used to control the processes and find the optimal settings. In this way water quality can be improved and costs can be saved. As a result of the modelling exercises better monitoring programmes can be designed.
During this workshop we will work on the modelling of drinking water treatment processes based on dynamic process modelling in Matlab. After a short introduction about the purpose of modelling and the use of the software, an example of a treatment process will be given (e.g. filtration) which is worked out by the participants. In this way the participants obtain a fair knowledge on the possibilities of modelling and get the opportunity to become a member of the modelling community. Several models of treatment processes will be available and can afterwards be used in practice.
A joint (inter)natonal information display to evaluate and optimize water management.
Workshop chair: Ludolph Wentholt
Within the project Open water management Rijn-West, five waterboards (Hollands Noorderkwartier, De Stichtse Rijnlanden, Rijnland, Waternet), Rijkswaterstaat and the STOWA, collaborate in realizing a joint information display, that can be used to evaluate and optimize their operational water management. In the workshop, the information display is explained and the participants are inspired to join in and help develop and scale up the process and the display. The participants are offered the opportunity to try out the display and advise to improve the functionality and the information displayed.
To the five collaborating waterboards, operating their joint water management more efficiently within the catchment area of the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and Noordzeekanaal, is the objective. For the water boards this means to abandon their own boundaries and think broader in their water management. In the workshop an outlook is shared and discussed with the participants, in search of an improved information display, required resources and a unified route to reach our goal.