Expert System for Operating A Treated Water Supply System

by Kent Keqiang Mao,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


This paper presents a systematic approach to the development of an expert system to operate a treated water supply system for meeting daily water requirements. A treated water supply system consists of three subsystem, namely, a water treatment subsystem, a treated water storage subsystem and a water using subsystem. Each subsystem has its own physical component which includes water treatment plants, storage reservoirs and urban communities, respectively. The control parameters for each subsystem are water treatment production rate, treated water reservoir storage and daily water requirements. These control parameters were determined by simulating the treated water system. An expert system was developed to optimally operate the water treatment plants and storage reservoirs based on operational rules, hydraulic interface among each component in the treated water system.

Subject Headings: Expert systems | Water supply systems | Water treatment | Water treatment plants | Parameters (statistics) | Water storage | Municipal water | Urban areas

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