Abstract: A newly developed model for the optimum municipal wastewater
treatment plant (MWTP) design is presented. Through introducing the interval
variables, the model attempts to consider the effects of uncertainties caused
by the fluctuation of the wastewater quality and quantity during the design of
MWTP. The model solution procedure is illustrated in detail, and a numerical
example is given to verify the feasibility and advantage of the model.
Furthermore, the possibility of the model application is briefly outlined.
Keywords: uncertainty, municipal wastewater treatment plant, optimum design, model