Control parametrization and finite element method for controlling multi-species reactive transport in a circular pool

Heung Wing Joseph Lee, Chi Kin Chan, Karho Yau, Kar Hung Wong, Colin Myburgh

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In this paper, we consider an optimal control problem for a cleaning program involving effluent discharge of several species in a circular pool. A computational scheme combining control parametrization and finite element method is used to develop a cleaning program to meet the environmental health requirements. A numerical example is solved to illustrate the efficiency of our method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-524
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Industrial and Management Optimization
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Circular pool
  • Control parametrization
  • Galerkin Scheme
  • Non-negativity requirement of state variables
  • Optimal control
  • Species concentration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Applied Mathematics

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