Abdelati, M.; Felgner, F.; Frey, G.: Modeling and Simulation of a Wastewater Pumping plant. The 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2012), Rom, Italy, Vol.1, pp. 377-384, July, 2012. 

Abstract

Modeling wastewater pumping plants is rarely addressed in the literature. Standard component models as
found in fluid simulation tool libraries are too complex, due to their projected generality, to be used for
these applications. Lack of models results in a burden on engineers who have to test their control scenarios
on real implemented systems. This may lead to unexpected delays and painful costs. In this work, easily
manageable component-oriented models are derived and applied to the modeling and simulation of a real
wastewater pumping system. The model derived in this paper is implemented in Modelica, and it helps
better understanding the system dynamics. Thereby, a tool is provided for evaluating the performance of
possible control schemes.

Keywords: Wastewater System Modeling, Simulation, Automation, Modelica.