water distribution modeling Articles

  • Chlorate formation in water distribution systems: a modeling study

    Chlorine-based disinfection agents are known to favor the production of disinfection by-products (DBPs), whose concentrations are restricted by international guidelines to ensure a safe consumption of drinking water. Hence, it is important to understand the behavior of DBPs within water distribution networks (WDNs) to avoid users' exposure to concentrations higher than guideline values. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Current Trends in Modelling Water Distribution Systems

    Untitled Document Hydraulic Modelling is emerging from the infrastructure planning offices of our water utilities, where it continues to play a vital role in optimising capital investment projects, to take a ...


    By Innovyze

  • Water Distribution System Security Monitoring

    A water security instrument essentially needs to be able to detect potential contaminants in drinking water. Since a significant number of potential chemical contaminants are organic in nature, a water security monitoring instrument that can detect organic matter in water is perfect for this application. Real Tech has developed an instrument specifically designed for water security ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Autocalibration of dynamic bacterial growth model for water distribution system using GA

    The presence of residual chlorine and organic matter govern the bacterial regrowth within a water distribution system. The bacterial growth model is essential to predict the spatial and temporal variation of all these substances throughout the system. The parameters governing the bacterial growth and biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC) utilization are difficult to determine by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A model to simulate leakage through joints in water distribution systems

    The water loss is a phenomenon frequently observed within water distribution systems. A considerable part of water losses occurs either because of the incorrect assembly of joints or because of the fatigue and ageing of the material used to ensure a watertight seal. Moreover, such a leakage is very difficult to detect and to assess. In this work, we present a novel formulation for modelling the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water distribution network quality model calibration: a case study – Ahar

    In water distribution network calibration of quality models, bulk and wall decay coefficients are considered to be the adjustable parameters. The bulk decay coefficient is usually gained by using a laboratory bottle test method, but the wall decay coefficient is calibrated with field data of residual chlorine at nodes. This paper aims to present a method to adjust the wall decay coefficients ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Online simplification of water distribution network models for optimal scheduling

    This paper presents an implementation of an extended simplification algorithm of water distribution network models for the purpose of inclusion in the online optimisation strategy for energy and leakage management in water distribution systems. Whereas the previously proposed reduced model represented accurately the original hydraulic water network characteristics, the energy distribution in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Distributed tree-based model predictive control on a drainage water system

    Open water systems are one of the most externally influenced systems due to their size and continuous exposure to uncertain meteorological forces. The control of systems under uncertainty is, in general, a challenging problem. In this paper, we use a stochastic programming approach to control a drainage system in which the weather forecast is modeled as a disturbance tree. Each branch of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A general framework of chlorine decay modeling at a pilot-scale water distribution system

    Understanding the variation of chlorine concentrations in water distribution systems is important for determining the schedule of rechlorination. Maintaining an appropriate chlorine concentration in domestic tap water and a sustainable residual chlorine in water distribution systems is an important commitment to ensure high drinking water quality. A generic modeling framework is proposed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of phosphorus on biofilm disinfections in model drinking water distribution systems

    Drinking water biofilm development is affected by the available nutrient levels and the presence of disinfectants. Phosphorus is recognized as another important limiting nutrient besides organic carbon. In this study, drinking water biofilms were developed in annular reactors to examine the effects of phosphorus on the biofilm disinfections with free chlorine and monochloramine. Phosphorus ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water distribution system model calibration under uncertainty environments

    The calibration process of water distribution system models allows for accurate and reliable hydraulic analysis results. Thus, calibration is of utmost importance if adequate operation and maintenance model-based procedures are sought. However, in emerging economies, there is a series of factors that make it more difficult to construct accurate models, including very poor information management, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An agent-based modeling framework for sociotechnical simulation of water distribution contamination events

    In the event that a contaminant is introduced to a water distribution network, a large population of consumers may risk exposure. Selecting mitigation actions to protect public health may be difficult, as contamination is a poorly predictable dynamic event. Consumers who become aware of an event may select protective actions to change their water demands from typical demand patterns, and new ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Detecting anomalies in water distribution networks using EPR modelling paradigm

    Sustainable management of water distribution networks (WDNs) requires effective exploitation of available data from pressure/flow devices. Water companies collect a large amount of such data, which need to be managed correctly and analysed effectively using appropriate techniques. Furthermore, water companies need to balance the data gathering and handling costs with the benefits of extracting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of genetic programming to modeling pipe failures in water distribution systems

    The water loss from a water distribution system is a serious problem for many cities, which incurs enormous economic and social loss. However, the economic and human resource costs to exactly locate the leakage are extraordinarily high. Thus, reliable and robust pipe failure models are demanded to assess a pipe's propensity to fail. Beijing City was selected as the case study area and the pipe ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Uncertainty quantification of pressure-driven analysis for water distribution network modeling

    The hydraulic analysis of water distribution networks (WDNs) is divided into two approaches: namely, a demand-driven analysis (DDA) and a pressure-driven analysis (PDA). In the DDA, the basic assumption is that the nodal demand is fully supplied irrespective of the nodal pressure, which is mainly suitable for normal operating conditions. However, in abnormal conditions, such as pipe failures ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A GIS-based water distribution model for Zhengzhou city, China

    Many water companies in China are developing GIS as a computer-based tool, for mapping and analyzing objects and events that happen on a water distribution network. However, only a few companies have taken a further step to develop a hydraulic model based on GIS, and Zhengzhou Water Supply Corporation is one of them. The WaterGEMS V8 XM from Bentley is used to develop the hydraulic model for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Linking discolouration modelling and biofilm behaviour within drinking water distribution systems

    High quality drinking water exits modern treatment works, yet water quality degradation such as discolouration continues to occur within drinking water distribution systems (DWDS). Discolouration is observed globally, suggesting a common process despite variations in source, treatment, disinfection and network configurations. The primary cause of discolouration has been identified as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An integrated system dynamics – cellular automata model for distributed water-infrastructure planning

    Modern distributed water-aware technologies (including, for example, greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting) enable water reuse at the scale of household or neighbourhood. Nevertheless, even though these technologies are, in some cases, economically advantageous, they have a significant handicap compared to the centralized urban water management options: it is not easy to estimate a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of chlorine decay models under transient conditions in a water distribution system

    Residual chlorine concentration decreases along distribution networks because of factors such as water quality, physical properties of the pipeline, and hydraulic conditions. Hydraulic conditions are primarily governed by transient events generated by valve modulation or pumping action. We investigate the impact of transient events on the rate of chlorine decay under various flow conditions. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • InfoWorks WS: the latest innovations in water supply and distribution modeling

    Introduction and backgroundInfoWorks WS from Wallingford Software is the leading software solution that integrates asset and business planning with water supply and distribution network modeling. The powerful hydraulic simulation within InfoWorks is exceptionally fast, robust and efficient, especially for very large networks. InfoWorks WS engine was introduced in 1998 and a major release every ...


    By Innovyze

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