TELEMonitoring and Advanced teleControl
of high yield
wastwater treatment plants
QMR4 – Final version - 19/08/2002
Quarterly Management report N°: 4
Covering period 01.06.2002 – 31.08.2002
Report Version: Final
Report Preparation Date: 19/08/2002
Contract Start Date: 01.09.2001 Duration: 36 Months
Project Co-ordinator: ERCIM
Partners: INRIA, INRA, APPLITEK, BIOMATH, CESAME, CCLRC, SPES, USC, ENEA,
AGRALCO, PsPc, SAUZA, UDG, DOMECQ UK, DOMECQ BR
Project funded by the European Community
under the “Information Society Technology”
Name: Bruno Le Dantec / Remi Ronchaud
Address: 2004, route des Lucioles, BP 93 - 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex - France
Phone Numbers:+33 4 92 38 50 13 Fax Numbers: +33 4 92 38 50 11
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Project website: http://www.ercim.org/telemac
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Executive Summary: summary of achievements in the period
WP1 Experimentation and validation
Final instrumentation of the ENEA and AGRALCO pilot plant and implementation of the control
Start-up of the ENEA pilot reactor.
The experiments at lab-scale using a CSTR have been carried out following the defined protocol.
The start-up of UASB reactor has been completed. Start-up and three different organic overload
were carried out at the CSTR reactor. Experimentation is in progress in both reactors following the
Writing of deliverable D1.3a “Experimental data sets at laboratory”.
WP2 Smart sensor development
Research of usable gas sensors.
Market survey of usable parts for the development of the titrimetric and gas sensor.
Coordination of titrimeter development.
Critical review of methods for data validation and filtering techniques based on mass balance/logic
constrains and statistical tests.
Developing new adaptive observers based on methane flow rate
Tuning and testing of the developed soft sensors
Converting the AMOCO model into a distributed parameter model
WP3 Advanced control
Development of new models for non perfectly mixed digesters
Review of general methods for identification analysis to be used for anaerobic models parameter
Development of adaptive algorithms to identify the parameters associated to the simple models.
Implementation by INRA and USC of the International Water Association (IWA) Anaerobic
Digestion Model (ADM1) using the Matlab® software and validation by comparison with results
obtained by BIOMATH using WEST++.
Writing of deliverable D3.1a.
WP4 Supervision system
Further building of small FDI modules, each of them handling specific situations based on a
limited number of sensors,
Tuning of the state manager that handles the different FDI modules,
Preliminary on-line tests of the overall diagnosis structure on an anaerobic digestion pilot plant at
Development and validation of a WAP access to the database
Ongoing investigations of data mining, based on sample data files.
Knowledge acquisition from domain experts about behaviour of anaerobic plants and sensors
WP5 Software integration
Work is under way on deliverable D5.1a, „Initial report on security issues‟. A number of risk
analysis techniques are being applied to the TELEMAC high-level architecture with a view to
identifying and prioritising risks and making recommendations for the development.
A first version of a document about the software validation and control has been written, and it
will circulate between the partners from the end of August and should be validate for the
beginning of September.
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Work is under way on D5.2a, „Selection and acquisition of tools for information gathering and
User interface requirements at the local WWTP and the TCC were defined, plus requirements for
the human-level and machine-level communication between them.
A detailed review of existing tools for data/information exchange and co-operative working using
Web resources was performed.
The development was finished of a demo version of the TELEMAC software based on the use of a
pre-prototype hardware digital platform implementing all the basic features required for
telemonitoring and control based on Web resources.
An XML protocol for data exchange was defined, proposed to the partners and subsequently
A demo version of local software, and of the TCC framework available for remote connection by
Web was presented.
Refinement of the XML language specifically dedicated to the TELEMAC project.
WP6 Exploitation and dissemination
Regular updating of the website - http:www.ercim.org/telemac
Validation of of Questionnaire and writing of a technical questionnaire
Collection of lists of dissemination targets for accurate identification
Preparation of the Dissemination and Use Plan
Distribution of the TELEMAC flyer to meetings and conferences
WP7 Project Management
Provide guidelines to the TELEMAC partners to produce their Quartely Management report
Provide template to the partners for the realisation of their respective cost statements
Ensure strong information flow and cross validation of the deliverables
Joint organisation with ENEA of the Technical Meeting in Bologna on the 20-21 June 2002
Preparation of the minutes of the Technical Meeting in Bologna
Preparation of deliverables and documents for the Review Meeting
Organisation of pre-meeting with CESAME
Briefing of the partners on the organisation of the Review
1 – Overview
1.1 Objectives (in the reporting period)
Objectives Progress towards achieving objectives
WP 1- Task 1.1. - Extensive test of the IWA model.
Objectives: Define the experimental
protocol for modelling and
WP 1- Task 1.2 - The experiments at lab-scale using a CSTR are carried out
Objectives: Prepare the experiment in respect of the defined protocol. The UASB system has
running and run the first experiments been started up and the experiments are carried out.
- The pilot plant is in the start-up phase. The experiments
will start in September
WP 2- Task 2.2 - Critical review of methods for data validation (conservation
Objectives: establish a data constrains and statistical methods)
validation scheme -
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Objectives Progress towards achieving objectives
WP 2- Task 2.3 - Marker survey and study of available parts for the
Objectives: Study the lab bench development of gassensor and titrimeter
titrimetric sensor - Coordination on titrimeter development
WP 2- Task 2.4 - Development of an adaptive software sensor based on
Objectives: Design software sensors methane flow rate
for the set of developed process - Tuning and testing of the developed soft sensors
models and for the set of possible - Validation of adaptive software sensors with full scale data
process configurations. - Analysis of the 4-D models to base new soft sensors
- completion of the test of Matlab fuzzy logic toolbox
training techniques functionalities, based on iterative
procedure, devoted to extract and define the rules of an
inference from a great amount of data
WP 2- Task 2.5 - Converting the AMOCO model into a distributed parameter
Objectives: Study the optimal model
location of a wide range of sensors - First steps in calibrating and validating the model using
and recommend the type, the number lab- and full-scale data from hydrodynamic tests and
and the location of sensors via the working conditions
use of the mathematical models and
of the theory on sensor location
WP 3- Task 3.1 - Implementation of the International Water Association
Objectives: Develop mass balance (IWA) Anaerobic Digestion Model (ADM1) using the
based models that will represent Matlab® software
normal and abnormal process - Validation by comparison with results obtained using
- Development of new models for non perfectly mixed
- Continuing development of the model with propionate and
writing of a report
- Writing of the deliverable D3.1
- Study and modelling improvement of pH effect
- GU improvement for the Matlab simulator
WP 3- Task 3.2 - Review of general methods for identification analysis
Objectives: To estimate the model - Methodology to estimate off-line parameters for the simple
parameters and the uncertainty models (AMH1 and AMH2).
associated with each parameter. - Development of adaptive algorithms to identify the
parameters associated to the simple models
- Building an algorithm to convert the IWA ADM1 data to
the TELEMAC measured data format so that complete
records could be theoretically generated. Therefore, data
from such complex model will be used for the initial
estimate of the simple model parameters.
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Objectives Progress towards achieving objectives
WP 4- Task 4.2 - Investigastion for a suitable neural network topology
Objectives: development of a - test of the Matlab tools for neural network implementation
modular, adaptive and general FDI and clustering.
system - Dedicated fuzzy logic based diagnosis boxes, each of them
handling a specific sensor configuration with a maximum
number of sensors up to 3 (for simplicity and modularity
reasons) were developed
- The first version of the "state manager" that handles these
boxes using the belief theory was developed and tuned
- The overall structure of the diagnosis system was tested at
the local level on a anaerobic digestion plant at INRA
WP 4- Task 4.3 - Development and validation of a WAP access to the
Objectives: data base and knowledge INRA's database
base management - Continuing work on data cleaning and investigation of
relationships in data
- with a view to clarifying scope and potential of data
mining. Outline of a general framework for data mining.
WP 5- Task 5.1 The scope and structure of the deliverable was agreed. Work
Production of deliverable D5.1a. is in progress on the selection and application of a number of
risk management techniques to the TELEMAC architecture.
WP 5- Task 5.2 The scope and structure of the deliverable was agreed. It
Refinement of view of requirements covers user interface needs at the local plant, the TCC, and
for user interfaces and the human-level and machine-level communication between
communications, and production of them. A detailed review of existing tools for data/information
deliverable D5.2a reflecting these exchange and co-operative working using Web resources was
decisions. performed. The deliverable is being produced.
WP 5- Task 5.3 Before the project plenary meeting in Bologna, the
Progress work according to detailed development was completed of a demo version of the
schedule defined in previous period TELEMAC software based on the use of a pre-prototype
for producing first version of hardware digital platform implementing all the basic features
integrated software. required for telemonitoring and control based on Web
resources. This was refined and improved after the meeting.
The Web tools for data representation have been improved.
An XML protocol for data exchange was defined, proposed
to the partners, and later modified on the basis of discussions.
A demo version of local software, and of the TCC framework
available for remote connection by Web was presented.
The hardware digital platform has been improved for the
development of the first prototype TELEMAC hardware
WP 6: Increase the Telemac visibility - The Fact sheet was updated.
- Regular updating of the Telemac web site.
WP7 : Keep project on track - QMR3 and 4 delivered
- Activity Report prepared
- All deliverables produced
- Internal peer review of the documents implemented
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Milestone Planned Actual Comments
A dummy version of the telemonitoring 01.09.02 15.06.02
software was made available to the
Deliverable Code & Name Planned Actual Comments
D5.1a Initial report on security issues 31.08.2002 23.08.2002 draft version
D5.2a Selection and acquisition of 31.08.2002 23.08.2002 draft version
tools for information gathering and
D3.1a A set of validated models 31.08.2002 23.08.2002 draft version
developed for standard working conditions
D1.3a First experimental data sets at 31.08.2002 23.08.2002 draft version
1.4 Deviations from Plan
1.5 Risk or problem anticipated
The fact that the Latin-American partners encountered difficulties to be funded makes it more difficult
to motivate them, and especially the industrial partners. This has also a consequence on the motivation
of Allied Domecq UK which is strongly connected to them. The co-ordinator is in contact with the IST
programme, international department, and the ConaCyt representatives to push the file. The next
technical board will be organised in Tequila hosted by Sauza to ensure a good transfer of the existing
2 – Contractual Arrangements
3 - Project Meetings (held and foreseen)
Title Date and Place Main conclusions
Plenary meeting 20-21 June, Bologna Project on track
Technical meeting 19-21 October, Guadalajara
Meeting of WP3.2: September 4-5, Gent
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4.1 Conferences, workshops, demonstration, technology transfer attended/organised/foreseen by
Date Type and Title/Scope Number of persons attended + other
23rd of July, The meeting focused on “Specifications J-Ph. Steyer gave an invited oral
2002 of Modular Internet-Based Remote presentation to the BESAI2002 Workshop
Supervision Systems for Wastewater ("Binding Environmental Sciences and
Treatment Plants" (paper co-authored Artificial Intelligence") in Lyon.
with USC, CCLRC, SPES and INRIA).
26–27 June ERCIM Environmental Modelling One person attended (S. Lambert, CCLRC),
Group Workshop within iEMSs gave paper on approach to data mining in
Conference, 26–27 June, Lugano, TELEMAC and more generally.
24-27 June Oral presentation iEMSs 2002 1 person - published in proceedings
"Data mining as part of an Integrated
Approach to Anaerobic Waste Water
Treatment" by S Lambert
8-12 July Oral presentation CIFA 2002 Presented by L.Mailleret.
"Contrôle asymptotique non linéaire des It published in reviewed proceedings
fermenteurs anaérobies" by Mailleret,
Bernard and Steyer
21-26 July Oral presentation to the world IFAC‟02 Presented by O.Bernard. Published in
conference held in Barcelona: " Interval reviewed proceedings
observers with guaranteed confidence
levels", Fruchard, Bernard, Gouzé
21-26 July Oral presentation to the 15 th biennial 1 person – To be published in reviewed
European Conference on Artificial proceedings
Intelligence (ECAI'2002) in Lyon,
France: "Specifications of Modular
Internet-Based Remote Supervision
Systems for Wastewater Treatment
Lardon, Punal, Steyer, Roca, Lema,
Lambert, Ratini, Frattesi, Bernard
23-25 3 Oral presentations and 2 posters: VII 5 persons – 5 reviewed papers accepted
October Latin American Workshop and
Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion
December Oral presentation: Substrate Regulation 3 persons - Latinoamerican Control
in an Anaerobic Digester based on Congress. Guadalajara, México.
4.2 Articles Published , Press coverage, development web sites, etc.
Date and Type Details
June 2002. Scientific paper Temperature chaotic oscillations in a biological reactor with recycle.
H.O. Méndez, R. Femat, V. González Alvarez and J.P. Steyer.
Submitted to Physica D (Nonlinear Systems)
June 2002. Scientific paper. Substrate Regulation in an Anaerobic Digester via Robust Output
Feedback: Theoretical Framwork and Experiments. H.O. Méndez,
R. Femat, V. González Alvarez and J.P. Steyer. Submitted to IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control.
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5 – Main results
First demo version for the TELEMAC software
First version of the data base with a wap access.
Validation of adaptive software sensors with full scale data
6 – Project Effort
See effort tables hereafter:
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Acronym Date Sheet
IST-2000-28156 Telemac 01.09.02 1 of 3
Period 01.06.02 to 31.08.02
Effort for the reporting period (person months)
Number of working hours per month: 135
Contractor WP 1 WP 2 WP 3 WP 4 WP 5 WP 6 WP 7 Total
ERCIM 0,56 0,58 1,14
INRIA 1,55 2,56 0,09 0,58 4,78
INRA 0,12 1,53 2,53 0,09 0,58 4,84
APPLITEK 2,00 0,07 2,07
BIOMATH 0,10 3,10 0,50 0,49 0,39 0,40 4,98
CESAME 1,00 1,00
CCLRC 0,50 0,40 0,90
SPES 0,82 0,70 2,60 4,12
USC 2,24 0,54 0,03 0,09 2,90
ENEA 3,33 1,48 4,81
AGRALCO 0,65 0,08 0,73
PsPc 0,75 0,25 0,25 0,75 0,25 2,25
DOMECQ UK 0,25 0,23 0,13 0,20 0,80
Total 7,44 10,23 5,84 2,48 5,78 1,82 1,74 35,32
Project No Acronym Date Sheet
IST-2000-28156 Telemac 01.09.02 2 of 3
Effort for the reporting period (person hours)
WP 1 WP 2 WP 3 WP 4 WP 5 WP 6 WP 7 Total
Contractor P A P A P A P A P A P A P A P A
ERCIM 73 92 92 92 165 184
INRIA 259 209 341 346 7 12 68 79 675 646
INRA 15 16 200 205 330 339 12 12 557 572
APPLITEK 293 300 7 10 300 310
BIOMATH 14 16 419 425 68 345 54 60 554 846
CESAME 150 150 150 150
CCLRC 105 66 105 53 210 118
SPES 110 110 94 94 349 349 553 553
USC 310 293 149 71 7 4 466 368
ENEA 430 430 190 191 620 621
AGRALCO 112 93 12 12 124 105
PsPc 101 101 68 34 101 34 101 101 34 34 405 304
DOMECQ UK 30 30 27 27 15 15 24 24 96 96
Total 1 012 979 1 458 1 426 806 1 063 450 264 760 709 229 260 160 171 4875 4872
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Effort in hours over the reporting period per partner (Planned & Actual)
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