DIAZ Maria Soledad
Developing A Lake Eutrophication Model And Determining Biogeochemical Parameters: A Large Scale Parameter Estimation Problem
VANINA ESTRADA; ELISA PARODI; MARIA SOLEDAD DIAZ
COMPUTER AIDED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2008 vol. 23 p. 1113 - 1118
This work addresses the dynamic parameter estimation problem for an eutrophication model, which is formulated within a simultaneous approach. Ecological processes are modeled through a set of complex nonlinear differential algebraic equations, with rate coefficients that must be estimated. Gradients of state variables are considered along the water column, rendering a partial differential equation problem, which is transformed into a differential algebraic (DAE) one by spatial discretization in several water layers. Within a simultaneous approach, the DAE constrained optimization problem is transformed into a large-scale nonlinear programming problem. Main biochemical and chemical parameters have been obtained, which allow a close representation of the lake dynamics.