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Green Smart Technology for Water (GST4Water): Water Loss Identification at User Level by Using Smart Metering Systems

Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Ferrara 44122, Italy
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Water 2019, 11(3), 405; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030405
Received: 28 December 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2019 / Accepted: 20 February 2019 / Published: 26 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Insights on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus)
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Abstract

A real-time household water consumption monitoring and processing system aimed at leakage identification at user level is presented here. The system, developed within the GST4Water project, allows consumption data sent by a generic smart meter installed in a user’s house to be received and transferred to a cloud platform. Here, the consumption data are stored and processed through an empirical algorithm able to automatically identify leakage at the individual user level by looking for non-consumption in certain periods of the day. With reference to a real-life case study, the results obtained show that the algorithm enables leakages on users’ properties to be identified with an accuracy of more than 90%. Therefore, the implementation of this algorithm within a highly innovative smart metering system can represent an efficient tool for reducing water losses at user level. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart metering; water consumption; leakage smart metering; water consumption; leakage
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Luciani, C.; Casellato, F.; Alvisi, S.; Franchini, M. Green Smart Technology for Water (GST4Water): Water Loss Identification at User Level by Using Smart Metering Systems. Water 2019, 11, 405.

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