In The Netherlands many large branched sewer systems exist. RTC can improve the performance of these systems. The objective of the universal algorithm of SmaRTControl is to improve the performance of the sewer system and the WWTP. The effect of RTC under rain weather flow conditions is simulated using a hydrological model with 19 drainage districts. The system related inefficiency coefficient (SIC) is introduced for assessment of the performance of sewer systems. The performance can be improved by RTC in combination with increased pumping capacities in the drainage districts, but without increasing the flow to the WWTP. Under dry weather flow conditions the flow to the WWTP can be equalized by storage of wastewater in the sewer system. It is concluded that SmaRTControl can improve the performance, that simulations are necessary and that SIC is an excellent parameter for assessment of the performance.
RTC simulations on large branched sewer systems with SmaRTControl
Kees de Korte, Dick van Beest, Marcel van der Plaat, Erno de Graaf, Niels Schaart; RTC simulations on large branched sewer systems with SmaRTControl. Water Sci Technol 1 July 2009; 60 (2): 475–482. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.360
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