Project

Online forecasting of water flow and quality in urban drainage systems

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Modern drainage systems are equipped with storage tanks, pumps and valves that can be used to control where we want the water to flow in the system. It often takes time to implement a specific control strategy, and we are therefore interested in being able to forecast the amount of water and pollutants we will see in the near future.

Simulations of water and pollutant fluxes through urban drainage systems are often made with detailed physical models such as Mike Urban and SWMM. However, these detailed models are too slow for forecasting flows in real time – we cannot really use a forecast of the next two hours if it takes three hours to run the simulation. We need fast models. To do this we set up simpler descriptions of the drainage system that can provide simulations almost instantly. The key problem is how we can describe the most important processes in the drainage system in an efficient manner.

The project will investigate the use of simple, fast model structures to simulate flows and pollutants in an online context. The scope of the project can be tailored to the student’s own interests. We can choose to focus more on the dynamics of the system, on processes related to water quality issues, on the interplay between rain forecasts and hydrological model structure, etc. The project is linked to the Water Smart Cities research project (www.watersmartcities.ennv.org) and might involve a collaboration with Krüger A/S.

Feel free to reach out to either Jonas (jowi@env.dtu.dk) or Luca (luve@env.dtu.dk).

In collaboration with

Krüger - Veolia

Requirements

This project requires good modelling skills and some basic statistics (e.g. as taught in 12104). Basic knowledge of either R, Python or Matlab would be great.

Search in postings
Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Luca Vezzaro

Position

Lektor

Mail

luve@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Luca Vezzaro

Co-supervisors

Jonas Wied Pedersen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen

ECTS credits

5 - 35

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Mathematics and Technology

Supervisor

Luca Vezzaro

Co-supervisors

Jonas Wied Pedersen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen

ECTS credits

5 - 35

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Luca Vezzaro

Co-supervisors

Jonas Wied Pedersen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen

ECTS credits

5 - 35

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Computation

Supervisor

Luca Vezzaro

Co-supervisors

Jonas Wied Pedersen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen

ECTS credits

5 - 35

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis, Special course

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.


Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

Find us here

Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark



Tlf. (+45) 45 25 25 25

CVR-nr. 30 06 09 46

All vacant positions
 

loading..