We are delighted that Claudia Galinha, FCT Nova will be presenting the work she and her team have done during the Life Ecosens Aquamonitrix project at the IWA Nutrient Recovery & Removal Conference on 2 September. With members in more than 140 countries, the International Water Association IWA is an open, yet ordered platform in which both innovators and adopters of new technologies and approaches can generate creative friction.

Data mining techniques, using supervised machine learning tools, such as projection to latent structures (PLS) modelling can be applied to find correlations among monitoring data obtained from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to develop soft sensors. Soft sensors, based on input data acquired online, can be used to estimate, at real-time, relevant performance parameters that are usually difficult to measure and are obtained with a significant time delay.

Different data sets obtained from monitoring five wastewater treatment plants that were used as demonstration sites in our project were analysed through data mining, aiming at comprehension of process behaviour and at development of soft sensors. The soft sensor being developed through this work will be used to further extend the monitoring ability of the Aquamonitrix water quality monitoring device to other relevant parameters (COD, SS, total N, etc.)in wastewater treatment systems.

Further information on the conference can be found here: https://iwa-nrr.org/
Claudia will be presenting under Resource Efficiency, Process Control at 16:00 – 17:30 CET on 2 September 2020.