A NOVEL APPLICATION OF CHAOTIC PROPERTIES IN WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Keywords:Lyapunov Exponents, Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy.
This paper aims at presenting a new optimization proposal to enhance the flocculation process in Water Treatment (WT) plant using a better flash mixing, located at KELAVERAPALLY, in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu, India. Further, Sludge removal is done efficiently which decreases the water wastage as well as improvement in output water quality. Though WT plants are already equipped with systematic and sequential physicochemical processes, still they need to be optimized to obtain a better treated drinking water to maintain the quality standards as prescribed by World Health Organization. Chaotic behavior in chemical systems has been used to optimize the performance of WT plant. Measurement systems implemented in WT plant yield several chaotic based measurement parameters which are used to control the system operations to maintain the target water quality.Â This intelligible data extraction through the proposed measurement Â systems in a short span of time improves the plant performance without adding any costly systems except few changes in the existing plant setup. Â Chaotic behavior is ensured through Lyapunov Exponents and Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropies. Both, water quality improvement and water wastage reduction is achieved simultaneously in the proposed work when a dosage prediction is done using Feed Forward Neural Networks. The treatment plant investigated has a maximum capacity of 14 MLD (Million litres per day) using two parallel streams with 7 MLD each
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