Capacity analysis in water treatment using mathematical programming. A case study


  • María Colomina Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Modesto Pérez-Sánchez Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Raquel Sanchis Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Manuel Díaz-Madroñero Universitat Poliècnica de València



Waste water, capacity, inventory, planning, mathematical programming


One of the main problems of the water treatment plants is the high energy consumption they have to face. Therefore, reducing energy consumption is an imperative objective for these facilities. This work proposes a mathematical programming model for the capacity planning and the management of water treatment plants using dilution process that will reduce the energy consumption in the aeration phase. This model presents, as a novelty, the inclusion of the time variable, generating a quasi-stationary model that has been applied to a real case study.


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Author Biographies

María Colomina, Universitat Politècnica de València

Escuela Politécnica Superior de Alcoy

Modesto Pérez-Sánchez, Universitat Politècnica de València

Dpto. Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio Ambiente

Raquel Sanchis, Universitat Politècnica de València

Centro de Investigación en Gestión e Ingeniería de Producción.

Manuel Díaz-Madroñero, Universitat Poliècnica de València

Centro de Investigación en Gestión e Ingeniería de Producción


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