Next Article in Journal
Neo- and Paleo-Limnological Studies on Diatom and Cladoceran Communities of Subsidence Ponds Affected by Mine Waters (S. Poland)
Next Article in Special Issue
Experimental and Numerical Assessment of Water Leakages in a PVC-A Pipe
Previous Article in Journal
Regional Inundation Forecasting Using Machine Learning Techniques with the Internet of Things
Previous Article in Special Issue
Analysis of a Large Maintenance Journal of the Sewer Networks of Three Apulian Provinces in Southern Italy
Open AccessArticle

Perspectives of Water Distribution Networks with the GreenValve System

Politecnico di Milano Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 20133 Milan, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Water 2020, 12(6), 1579; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12061579
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
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Ferrarese, G.; Malavasi, S. Perspectives of Water Distribution Networks with the GreenValve System. Water 2020, 12, 1579.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop