Operation of recharge basin systems: an optimal control approach

H. Mushtaq, Larry Mays

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Abstract

Mathematical models based on nonlinear programming are developed for operating wastewater recharge basin systems (also referred to as soil aquifer treatment systems). The objective of these optimization models is to determine the operation policy (loading schedules) that maximizes the infiltration volume subject to constraints for flow continuity, infiltration, groundwater flow, and the physical constraints describing the recharge basins. Two basic physical processes that are involved in the recharge basin systems are the infiltration process and the soil moisture redistribution process. The infiltration process is modeled using both the Philip's and the Green-Ampt infiltration models and the soil moisture redistribution process is modeled using Darcy's equation as well as a kinematic wave model. Several hypothetical applications are presented to illustrate the modeling procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water - Proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherASCE
Pages352-361
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Jul 17 1994Jul 22 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period7/17/947/22/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Mushtaq, H., & Mays, L. (1995). Operation of recharge basin systems: an optimal control approach. In International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water - Proceedings (pp. 352-361). ASCE.