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Title: Assessment of SCADA technology applications to automate U.S. Army water and wastewater sanitary systems
Authors: Scholze, R. J. (Richard J.)
Zaghloul, Hany H.
Keywords: Sewage disposal plants--Automation
Water treatment plants--Automation
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CERL ; TR-01-68
Abstract: The U.S. Army currently faces reductions in budget and personnel that support and operate its domestic water and wastewater systems. It may be possible to maintain required levels of service at Army sanitary facilities by installing and using automated systems at the plants. Automation technologies have been successfully applied at municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment plants, and collection and distribution systems. The Army, however, has automated relatively few of its water and wastewater systems. This report provides a state-of-the-art assessment for water and wastewater systems automation. In assessing currently available auto-mation techniques for Army water and wastewater treatment plant operation and distribution/collection systems, the authors focused on 2-5 MGD (million gallons per day) plants (the most common range at the larger installations). The content of this report was intended to build on a previous review of water/wastewater systems automation technologies and exam-ine its applicability by a review of state-of-the-art technologies and their applicability to Army scenarios. This study investigated and evaluated the Army’s needs to automate its water and wastewater systems using off-the-shelf technology. Several alternative control system approaches were identified and a general approach for selecting and specifying Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems was recommended.
Description: Technical Report
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