Data-driven management for fuzzy sewage treatment processes using hybrid neural computing

Wenru Zeng, Zhiwei Guo, Yu Shen, Ali Kashif Bashir, Keping Yu, Yasser D. Al-Otaibi, Xu Gao*

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With the growing public attention on sustainable development and green ecosystems, the efficient management of fuzzy sewage treatment processes (FSTPs) has been a major concern in academia. Characterized by strong abstraction and analysis abilities, data mining technologies provide a novel perspective to solve this problem. In recent years, data-driven management for FSTP has been widely investigated, resulting in a number of typical approaches. However, almost all existing technical approaches consider FSTP a unidirectional, sequential process, ignoring the bidirectional temporality caused by backflow operations. Therefore, we propose a data-driven management mechanism for FSTP based on hybrid neural computing (IM-HNC for short). This mechanism attempts to capture the bidirectional time-series features of FSTP with the aid of a bidirectional long short-term memory model, and further introduces a convolutional neural network to construct feature spaces with a stronger expression capability. Empirically, we implement a series of experiments on three datasets under different parameter settings to test the efficiency and robustness of the proposed IM-HNC. The experimental results manifest that the IM-HNC has an average performance improvement of approximately 5% compared to the baselines.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeural Computing and Applications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Bidirectional time-series features
  • Data-driven management
  • Fuzzy sewage treatment process
  • Green ecosystems
  • Hybrid neural computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence


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