The SmartProcess Economic Optimizer manages water and wastewater treatment processes to minimize costs, reduce equipment wear and tear, and balance tradeoffs such as low and high flow. It can be applied to many key areas of operation, including energy management, chemical usage and pump optimization. Using customized plant models, the Economic Optimizer enhances the performance of each separate process. For example, it models the chemical usage for acids and bases for process utilization to adjust the pH, optimizing usage and minimizing operation above and below setpoint levels. The SmartProcess Global Performance Advisor monitors and benchmarks equipment performance against design specifications. It conducts online performance calculations for pump applications, including volumetric flow, head, input power, output power, deviations and other areas.