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On the Use of a Real-Time Control Approach for Urban Stormwater Management

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Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
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CNR-National Research Council of Italy, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Water 2020, 12(10), 2842; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102842
Received: 10 September 2020 / Revised: 7 October 2020 / Accepted: 10 October 2020 / Published: 13 October 2020
The real-time control (RTC) system is a valid and cost-effective solution for urban stormwater management. This paper aims to evaluate the beneficial effect on urban flooding risk mitigation produced by applying RTC techniques to an urban drainage network by considering different control configuration scenarios. To achieve the aim, a distributed real-time system, validated in previous studies, was considered. This approach uses a smart moveable gates system, controlled by software agents, managed by a swarm intelligence algorithm. By running the different scenarios by a customized version of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), the findings obtained show a redistribution of conduits filling degrees, exploiting the whole system storage capacity, with a significant reduction of node flooding and total flood volume. View Full-Text
Keywords: sewer system; distributed real-time system; PID; multi-agent systems; gossip-based algorithm; rainfall-runoff; SWMM sewer system; distributed real-time system; PID; multi-agent systems; gossip-based algorithm; rainfall-runoff; SWMM
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Maiolo, M.; Palermo, S.A.; Brusco, A.C.; Pirouz, B.; Turco, M.; Vinci, A.; Spezzano, G.; Piro, P. On the Use of a Real-Time Control Approach for Urban Stormwater Management. Water 2020, 12, 2842. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102842

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Maiolo M, Palermo SA, Brusco AC, Pirouz B, Turco M, Vinci A, Spezzano G, Piro P. On the Use of a Real-Time Control Approach for Urban Stormwater Management. Water. 2020; 12(10):2842. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102842

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Maiolo, Mario, Stefania A. Palermo, Anna C. Brusco, Behrouz Pirouz, Michele Turco, Andrea Vinci, Giandomenico Spezzano, and Patrizia Piro. 2020. "On the Use of a Real-Time Control Approach for Urban Stormwater Management" Water 12, no. 10: 2842. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102842

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