An ontology-based approach for the instrumentation, control and automation infrastructure of a WWTP

Davide Sottara, Jean Claude Correale, Thierry Spetebroot, Dalila Pulcini, Daniele Giunchi, Fabrizio Paolucci, Luca Luccarini

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Abstract

The instrumentation, control and automation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is a key aspect to ensure good performance and lower operational costs. However, control systems are seldom interoperable and standard-compliant. In this paper, we propose a knowledge-based approach which decouples the description of the plants and their control strategies from their physical structure and instrumentation. In particular, we propose a semantic model based on ontologies, formalized using the W3C OWL2 standard. We have extended the Semantic Sensor Network and created a specialized representation of the WWTP domain, to provide a consistent description of instrumentation (sensors and probes), actuators and data acquisition systems. We show how this ontology can be used to model typical management actions, such as collecting samples or applying a control policy, and their outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1222-1228
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 19 2014

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Other7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/15/146/19/14

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Wastewater Treatment
Instrumentation
Wastewater treatment
Automation
Ontology
Infrastructure
Semantics
Semantic Network
Model Management
Control Policy
Knowledge-based
Data Acquisition
Sensor networks
Sensor Networks
Control Strategy
Actuator
Data acquisition
Probe
Actuators
Control System

Keywords

  • IEDSS
  • Knowledge based control systems
  • Ontology
  • Wastewater treatment plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Sottara, D., Correale, J. C., Spetebroot, T., Pulcini, D., Giunchi, D., Paolucci, F., & Luccarini, L. (2014). An ontology-based approach for the instrumentation, control and automation infrastructure of a WWTP. 1222-1228. Paper presented at 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014, San Diego, United States.

An ontology-based approach for the instrumentation, control and automation infrastructure of a WWTP. / Sottara, Davide; Correale, Jean Claude; Spetebroot, Thierry; Pulcini, Dalila; Giunchi, Daniele; Paolucci, Fabrizio; Luccarini, Luca.

2014. 1222-1228 Paper presented at 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014, San Diego, United States.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Sottara, D, Correale, JC, Spetebroot, T, Pulcini, D, Giunchi, D, Paolucci, F & Luccarini, L 2014, 'An ontology-based approach for the instrumentation, control and automation infrastructure of a WWTP' Paper presented at 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014, San Diego, United States, 6/15/14 - 6/19/14, pp. 1222-1228.
Sottara D, Correale JC, Spetebroot T, Pulcini D, Giunchi D, Paolucci F et al. An ontology-based approach for the instrumentation, control and automation infrastructure of a WWTP. 2014. Paper presented at 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014, San Diego, United States.
Sottara, Davide ; Correale, Jean Claude ; Spetebroot, Thierry ; Pulcini, Dalila ; Giunchi, Daniele ; Paolucci, Fabrizio ; Luccarini, Luca. / An ontology-based approach for the instrumentation, control and automation infrastructure of a WWTP. Paper presented at 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014, San Diego, United States.7 p.
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