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Wastewater treatment modelling: dealing with uncertainties

(2009) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 60(8). p.1929-1941
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This paper serves as a problem statement of the issues surrounding uncertainty in wastewater treatment modelling. The paper proposes a structure for identifying the sources of uncertainty introduced during each step of an engineering project concerned with model-based design or optimisation of a wastewater treatment system. It briefly references the methods currently used to evaluate prediction accuracy and uncertainty and discusses the relevance of uncertainty evaluations in model applications. The paper aims to raise awareness and initiate a comprehensive discussion among professionals on model prediction accuracy and uncertainty issues. It also aims to identify future research needs. Ultimately the goal of such a discussion would be to generate transparent and objective methods of explicitly evaluating the reliability of model results, before they are implemented in an engineering decision-making context.
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prediction accuracy, mathematical modelling, uncertainty, wastewater, ACTIVATED-SLUDGE MODELS, TREATMENT PLANTS, QUALITY, CALIBRATION, MANAGEMENT, SIMULATION, DESIGN

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Belia, E, Y Amerlinck, Lorenzo Benedetti, B Johnson, G Sin, Peter A Vanrolleghem, KV Gernaey, et al. 2009. “Wastewater Treatment Modelling: Dealing with Uncertainties.” Water Science and Technology 60 (8): 1929–1941.
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Belia, E, Amerlinck, Y., Benedetti, L., Johnson, B., Sin, G., Vanrolleghem, P. A., Gernaey, K., et al. (2009). Wastewater treatment modelling: dealing with uncertainties. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 60(8), 1929–1941.
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Belia E, Amerlinck Y, Benedetti L, Johnson B, Sin G, Vanrolleghem PA, et al. Wastewater treatment modelling: dealing with uncertainties. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 2009;60(8):1929–41.
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Belia, E, Y Amerlinck, Lorenzo Benedetti, et al. “Wastewater Treatment Modelling: Dealing with Uncertainties.” WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 60.8 (2009): 1929–1941. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper serves as a problem statement of the issues surrounding uncertainty in wastewater treatment modelling. The paper proposes a structure for identifying the sources of uncertainty introduced during each step of an engineering project concerned with model-based design or optimisation of a wastewater treatment system. It briefly references the methods currently used to evaluate prediction accuracy and uncertainty and discusses the relevance of uncertainty evaluations in model applications. The paper aims to raise awareness and initiate a comprehensive discussion among professionals on model prediction accuracy and uncertainty issues. It also aims to identify future research needs. Ultimately the goal of such a discussion would be to generate transparent and objective methods of explicitly evaluating the reliability of model results, before they are implemented in an engineering decision-making context.},
  author       = {Belia, E and Amerlinck, Y and Benedetti, Lorenzo and Johnson, B and Sin, G and Vanrolleghem, Peter A and Gernaey, KV and Gillot, S and Neumann, MB and Rieger, L and Shaw, A and Villez, K},
  issn         = {0273-1223},
  journal      = {WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {prediction accuracy,mathematical modelling,uncertainty,wastewater,ACTIVATED-SLUDGE MODELS,TREATMENT PLANTS,QUALITY,CALIBRATION,MANAGEMENT,SIMULATION,DESIGN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1929--1941},
  title        = {Wastewater treatment modelling: dealing with uncertainties},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.225},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2009},
}

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