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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4092; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114092

Multiple Urban Domestic Water Systems: Method for Simultaneously Stabilized Robust Control Decision

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School of Management Science and Engineering & China Institute of Manufacturing Development, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372, USA
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Received: 14 September 2018 / Revised: 2 November 2018 / Accepted: 5 November 2018 / Published: 8 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transition from China-Made to China-Innovation )
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The distribution of water resources and the degree of economic development in different cities will result in different parameters for the supply and demand of domestic water in each city. In this paper, a simultaneous stabilization and robust control method is proposed for decision-making regarding multiple urban domestic water systems. The urban water demand is expressed as the product of the urban domestic water consumption population and per capita domestic water consumption. The fixed capital investment and labor input of the urban domestic water supply industry are used as control variables. Based on the Lyapunov stability theory and the linear matrix inequality method, multiple urban domestic water supply and demand systems can accomplish asymptotical stability through the coordinated input of investment and labor. For an empirical analysis, we take six cities—Nanjing, Wuxi, Nantong, Yangzhou, Xuzhou, and Lianyungang—in Jiangsu Province, China, to study the simultaneously stabilized coordinated control scheme. The simulation results show that the same control scheme simultaneously achieves the asymptotic stability of these urban domestic water supply and demand systems, and is robust when it comes to the variation of system parameters. This method is particularly suitable for a water resources administrative agency to make a unified decision-making arrangement for water supply input in different areas. It will help synchronize multiple urban domestic water managements and reduce the difficulty of control. View Full-Text
Keywords: water management; multiple urban domestic water systems; simultaneously stabilized control; robust control decision water management; multiple urban domestic water systems; simultaneously stabilized control; robust control decision
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Li, K.; Ma, T.; Wei, G. Multiple Urban Domestic Water Systems: Method for Simultaneously Stabilized Robust Control Decision. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4092.

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