Multi-model statistical process monitoring and diagnosis of a sequencing batch reactor
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Biological processes exhibit different behavior depending on the influent loads, temperature, microorganism activity, and soon. It has been shown that a combination of several models can provide a suitable approach to model such processes. In the present study, we developed a multiple statistical model approach for the monitoring of biological batch processes. The proposed method consists of four main components: (1) multiway principal component analysis (MPCA) to reduce the dimensionality of data and to remove collinearty; (2) multiple models with a;posterior probability for modeling different operating regions; (3) local batch monitoring by the T-2- and Q-statistics of the specific local model; and (4) a new discrimination measure (DM) to identify when the system has shifted to a new operating condition. Under this approach, local monitoring by multiple models divides the entire historical data set into separate regions, which are then modeled separately. Then; these local regions can be supervised separately; leading to more effective batch monitoring. The proposed method is applied to a pilot-scale 80-L sequencing batch reactor (SBR) for biological wastewater treatment. This SBR is characterized by nonstationary, batchwise, and multiple operation modes. The results obtained for the pilot-scale SBR indicate that the proposed method has the ability to model multiple operating conditions, to identify various operating regions, and also to determine whether the biosystem has shifted to a new operating condition. Our findings show that the local monitoring approach can give more reliable and higher resolution monitoring results than the global model.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Biotechnology and Bioengineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|