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Published May 1973 | public
Journal Article

Real-time control of air pollution


The problem of determining real-time (episode) air pollution control strategies for an urban airshed is posed as selecting those control measures from among all possible such that air quality is maintained at a certain level over a given time period and the total control imposed is minimum. The real-time control is based on meteorological predictions made over a several-hour to several-day period. A computational algorithm is developed for solving the class of control problems that result. The theory is applied to a hypothetical study of the effect of implementation of the optimal control on September 29, 1969, in the Los Angeles basin.

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© 1973 American Institute of Chemical Engineers. This work was supported in part by a gift from the John A. McCarthy Foundation, and in part by National Science Foundation Grant GK-35476.

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