Modeling aeration efficiency of stepped cascades by using ANFIS

Baylar A., Hanbay D. , Ozpolat E.

CLEAN-SOIL AIR WATER, vol.35, no.2, pp.186-192, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clen.200700019
  • Title of Journal : CLEAN-SOIL AIR WATER
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-192
  • Keywords: ANFIS, aeration efficiency, modeling, oxygen transfer, FLOW


The physical process of oxygen transfer or oxygen absorption from the atmosphere acts to replenish the used oxygen, a process termed re-aeration or aeration. Aeration enhancement by macro-roughness is well-known in water treatment and one form is the aeration cascade. The macro-roughness of the steps significantly reduces the flow velocities and leads to flow aeration along the stepped cascade. In this paper, the aeration efficiency in stepped cascade aerators was modeled by using the Adaptive Network Based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). The obtained model was tested with experimental data. Test results showed that ANFIS can be used to estimate the aeration efficiency in stepped cascade aerators.