Optimal Control of a Partially Known Coupled System of BOD and DO

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Laouar Chafia, Ayadi Abdelhamid, Hafdallah Abdelhak


The work presented in this paper is concerned with the organic pollution problem and water quality valuation. Biochemical oxygen demand has been used to evaluate the quality of water. If organic matter is present the dissolved oxygen is consumed. This article considers an optimal control problem of coupled system with missing initial conditions, which presents the relation between the biochemical oxygen demand and the dissolved oxygen. The main objective is to control the concentration of dissolved oxygen using the information given in the biochemical oxygen demand equation. The main tool used to characterize the optimal control of the investigate system under the Pareto control formulation.

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