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Perspectives of Water Distribution Networks with the GreenValve System

Politecnico di Milano Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 20133 Milan, Italy
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Water 2020, 12(6), 1579;
Received: 28 February 2020 / Revised: 19 May 2020 / Accepted: 27 May 2020 / Published: 1 June 2020
In recent years, water utilities have made worldwide investments targeted to the implementation of an effective monitoring system and the installation of pressure-reducing valves in strategic nodes of water distribution networks. In fact, these interventions are considered fast and effective solutions to address at least two main concerns of modern water utilities: leakage reduction and energy efficiency. The present paper, on the basis of a database of working conditions of installed pressure-reducing valves, discusses the range of applicability of the GreenValve system (GVS) as an alternative solution to improving standard pressure-reducing valve capabilities. The device is able to recover energy, and it can be used to create a stand-alone monitoring node with remote control ability, optimizing the network from an energetic, functional, and hydraulic point of view. View Full-Text
Keywords: WDN; monitoring; energy harvesting; PRVs; pressure management WDN; monitoring; energy harvesting; PRVs; pressure management
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Ferrarese, G.; Malavasi, S. Perspectives of Water Distribution Networks with the GreenValve System. Water 2020, 12, 1579.

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