Title: Optimal control of air quality based on derivative-free optimisation method

Authors: Zhiyue Zhang; Quanxiang Wang

Addresses: Jiangsu Key Laboratory for NSLSCS, School of Mathematical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China ' Jiangsu Key Laboratory for NSLSCS, School of Mathematical Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China

Abstract: Management decisions involving the locations of industrial pollution sources and remediation often depend on optimisation techniques to obtain an effective air quality control strategy. This paper presents the implementation of derivative-free optimisation method to determine feasible air pollution control policy. The gaseous pollutants and fine particulate pollutants in the air will be numerically investigated separately. The locations of industrial pollutant sources and pollutant emission reduction percentage for five chemical plants are chosen as the decision variables. Lastly, we provide four cases to investigate how to effectively control air quality.

Keywords: air quality; optimal control; air pollution; derivative-free optimisation; quality control; chemical plants; industrial pollutant sources; pollutant emissions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMNO.2013.056530

International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation, 2013 Vol.4 No.3, pp.195 - 209

Received: 08 Sep 2012
Accepted: 13 Apr 2013

Published online: 25 Sep 2013 *

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