Author(s): Henrik Madsen; Anne Katrine Falk; Rasmus Halvgaard
Linked Author(s): Henrik Madsen
Keywords: Combined sewer overflow; Irrigation; Model predictive control; River operation; Urban drainage
Abstract: We have developed a versatile Model Predictive Control (MPC) framework, which can handle real-time control of a large variety of water systems. The framework combines a fast-solvable optimisation model (a quadratic program) with evaluation and realignment by a detailed hydrological-hydrodynamic model. The flexibility of the MPC framework is highlighted by two case studies: (1) a large-scale river system with several weeks of travel time, and (2) an urban storm and wastewater system with a concentration time of about half an hour to one hour. Both case studies demonstrate a large potential for improving operations by system-wide real-time optimisation.