Improvement of the Performance of an Electrocoagulation Process System Using Fuzzy Control of pH


DEMİRCİ Y., Pekel L. C. , ALTINTEN A. , ALPBAZ M.

WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH, cilt.87, ss.2045-2052, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2175/106143015x14362865226996
  • Dergi Adı: WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2045-2052

Özet

The removal efficiencies of electrocoagulation (EC) systems are highly dependent on the initial value of pH. If an EC system has an acidic influent, the pH of the effluent increases during the treatment process; conversely, if such a system has an alkaline influent, the pH of the effluent decreases during the treatment process. Thus, changes in the pH of the wastewater affect the efficiency of the EC process. In this study, we investigated the dynamic effects of pH. To evaluate approaches for preventing increases in the pH of the system, the MATLAB/Simulink program was used to develop and evaluate an online computer-based system for pH control. The aim of this work was to study Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control and fuzzy control of the pH of a real textile wastewater purification process using EC. The performances and dynamic behaviors of these two control systems were evaluated based on determinations of COD, colour, and turbidity removal efficiencies.