A: Sumo will run on any PC (Windows 10+ suggested) or Mac using a Windows emulator like Parallels. For larger jobs ample memory (16Gb or more) and fast multicore processors are recommended.
A: Plug the USB hardlock into any computer that has Sumo installed, and at the licensing page in Sumo select “Use Hardlock”. Sumo will work as long as the key is inserted and the license is valid. The key can be moved to any computer which has Sumo installed.
The XXX.XX.X ID on the keyring is a client.producttype.product# identifier from our database. You will need to refer to this if you have a problem or at renewal.
A: Yes, using the Digital Twin Toolkit (sold separately).
A: Proper influent fractionation is the most important step - please use the Influent Tool in Input Setup - selecting the influent - bottom middle.
A: Sumo’s library of models can be used for many different industries (e.g. food industry) directly, however influent fractions and model parameters will have to be adjusted as the default parameter set is for municipal wastewater. Certain industries with toxic, inhibitory wastewater or special components will require modifications to the models. This is possible for the user to do since Sumo is open source, and Dynamita also offers this service.
A: Yes, the six home grown Sumo models describe behavior in the whole plant, aerobic, anoxic, anaerobic, digestion, sidestream environments. The kinetic rates are applied everywhere except in non-reactive units (for example volumeless separators)
A: The IWA STR#1 (ASM1 model), the WERF Wastewater Characterization and the IWA STR#22 Guidelines for Using Activated Sludge Models are recommended. Please contact us for information how to locate them.
A: Each Process Unit has several (more or less complex) model implementations in Configure - bottom left pane.
A: You can select several units by drawing a rectangle around them and change a common variable (e.g. volume) at the same time if the value is the same.
A: You can copy process units, whole plants with all parameters - even into a different Sumo Configuration. The Process Unit or plant will be copied with all input parameters.
A: Pipe colours indicate TSS concentration - effluent should be light grey.
A: Yes, both are feasible. Columns can be reorganized by dragging the column header and dropping it to the desired slot. Rows can be rearranged similarly: first highlight the row(s) to be moved with the mouse, then drag and move the pointer out to the bottom left screen panel for a moment, and finally drop the rows to the desired new place.
A: Numerical solvers (steady-state and dynamic) are quite complex and use different approaches in Sumo. Depending on model complexity, different settings may be more useful.
• Fast: “Most of the time” the model will run faster and be sufficiently accurate (except very large models)
• Accurate: “Most of the time” the model will run somewhat slower but will present very accurate results. We found biofilms run usually faster in Accurate mode.
Think of the two buttons as “Mode1” and “Mode2” - it is easy to try which one is best for a specific configuration.
A: Yes, there is Undo - just like in Excel, CTRL-Z, to unlimited level.
A1: The DO setpoint will not be met if the blower capacity (maximum airflow) is insufficient.
A2: If the DO setpoint is zero, it may not be met due to DO recycles or surface DO intrusion.
A: There can be several reasons for this, most of the time problems with data.
1) RAS flow measurement off - lower than real RAS flow results in higher model RAS solids and more wasted mass than in reality. Make a solids mass balance around the clarifier.
2) WAS flow measurement too high - intermittent wastage, rat-holeing? Sample taken at beginning of wastage has much higher concentration than later…
3) WAS-RAS slides measurement wrong - difficult to get representative sample
4) Influent fractions wrong - too high biodegradable material fraction in TSS leads to too low sludge production (more goes to CO2)
5) SRT too low in model compared to reality
6) Influent xCOD/VSS measurement incorrect - too high value will lead to too low solids
7) Average values not cleaned up, containing disturbances. Need to make dry weather average for steady-state runs.
8) Too short or inconsistent period for average data (plant in transient mode)
9) Effluent too high - losing solids in the model through effluent.
We would look at model stoichiometry and kinetics only after all this was covered.
A: Slow or stalled model runs are most often caused by:
A: Please contact email@example.com with your support questions and send your configuration in email (.msumo) format (File menu > Export to email) with the description of the error and the steps to reproduce it.
A: In the install location there is a "Process Code" folder - this is the standard Sumo library, and must not be changed. Custom code has to be inserted into the proper place in “My Process Code”