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Improved Estimation Algorithms for Water Purification and Desalination Systems

Objective

Sustainable access to drinking water and providing usable water supply for adequate sanitation and also for irrigation based agriculture forms one of the major challenges for the global society in the 21st century. The major subject of the PURE-WATER project are water purification and desalination processes. As a crucial part of a functional water resource management system, the information processing and monitoring of the respective water filtration and refinement procedures are subject to high requirements for accuracy, real-time standards and reliability. From a system engineering perspective, major issues regarding the complex underlying physical principles are to gain an appropriate mathematical description of the dynamic behavior combined with an adequate parameterization and knowledge about the internal state conditions of the distributed processes via intelligent sensor data evaluation in spite of external perturbations. This is required for an efficient and safe water plant control setup. The consortium will work together on developing a robust and online implementable modulating function based estimation scheme that includes observers for nonlinear and distributed hydrodynamical systems with an additional fault detection and isolation concept to identify failing operational conditions such as membrane fouling impact. The designed methods are validated in simulation and an experimental test bench is developed for testing the designed algorithms in a realistic environment. Furthermore, a smart sensor configuration will be designed for joint measurement and data evaluation devices. This is accomplished by combining the expertise from academic partners on the fields of observer design as well as system modeling and simulation with the experience from industrial partners on waste water treatment, desalination and integrated sensor systems by exchanging knowledge between scientists from Europe, Latin America and the Middle East coordinated by EU members.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste water
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/desalination
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 133 400

Participants (3)

KOMPASS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 11
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 600
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 59 800
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU
Peru
Address
Av Universitaria 1801
15088 Lima
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Saudi Arabia
Address
Administration Building 16 Level 4 Room 4206 General Counsels Office
23955 6900 Thuwal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD TECHNOLOGICA DE LA HABANA JOSE ANTONIO ECHEVERRIA
Cuba
Address
Calle 114 No 11901 Entre Ciclovia Y Rotonda
19390 La Habana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments