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

María Colomina, Modesto Pérez-Sánchez, Raquel Sanchis, Manuel Díaz-Madroñero


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.


Waste water; capacity; inventory; planning; mathematical programming

Subject classification

Q43; Q32; C44; C61

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