Construction of COD simulation model for activated sludge process by recursive fuzzy neutral network

S. Tomida, T. Hanai, H. Honda, T. Kobayashi

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Using a fuzzy neural network (FNN), we constructed a simulation model which estimates the effluent chemical oxygen demand (COD) value from daily routine measurements. Since the water quality of wastewater is changing day by day, an FNN model with a recursively renewing method of learning data (R-FNN) is proposed. With this R-FNN, learning data used to construct an FNN model are renewed with elapsed time so as to estimate the effluent COD value with good accuracy. The estimation results for 9 weeks data using R-FNN were compared with those using a conventional FNN. The average error using the R-FNN model was 0.36 mg/l, while that using the conventional FNN was 1.50 mg/l. Moreover, estimation of the effluent COD throughout one year was carried out, and the average error was only 0.40 mg/l. This result can show the usefulness of the R-FNN for the simulation model of the activated sludge process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Activated sludge
  • Fuzzy neutral networks
  • Recursive model
  • Simulation
  • Wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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