Optimal remediation design in groundwater systems by intelligent techniques

Hone-Jay Chu, Chin Tsai Hsiao, Liang Cheng Chang

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This research develops an optimal planning model for pump-treatinject based groundwater remediation systems. Optimizing the design of the pump-treat-inject system is a nonlinear, dynamic and discrete optimization problem. This study integrates the Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Differential Dynamic Programming (DDP) to solve this highly complex problem. The proposed model considers both the cost of installing wells (fixed cost) and the operating cost of pumping, injection and water treatment. Minimizing the total cost and meeting the water quality constraints, the model computes the optimal number and location of wells, as well as the associated optimal pumping and injection schemes. This work also investigates many factors that affect the optimal design of a remediation system, such as, various numerical cases revealing the time-varying pumping and injection rate, and the requirement to balance the total volume between pumping and injection that can significantly influence the optimal design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-634
Number of pages7
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3682 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2005 Sep 142005 Sep 16


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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