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Smart Water Infrastructures Laboratory: Reconfigurable Test-Beds for Research in Water Infrastructures Management

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Control & Automation, Electronic Systems Department, Aalborg University, 9200 Aalborg, Denmark
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Technology Innovation, Grundfos Holding A/S, 8820 Bjerringbro, Denmark
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Water 2021, 13(13), 1875; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131875
Received: 17 May 2021 / Revised: 16 June 2021 / Accepted: 28 June 2021 / Published: 5 July 2021
The smart water infrastructures laboratory is a research facility at Aalborg University, Denmark. The laboratory enables experimental research in control and management of water infrastructures in a realistic environment. The laboratory is designed as a modular system that can be configured to adapt the test-bed to the desired network. The water infrastructures recreated in this laboratory are district heating, drinking water supply, and waste water collection systems. This paper focuses on the first two types of infrastructure. In the scaled-down network the researchers can reproduce different scenarios that affect its management and validate new control strategies. This paper presents four study-cases where the laboratory is configured to represent specific water distribution and waste collection networks allowing the researcher to validate new management solutions in a safe environment. Thus, without the risk of affecting the consumers in a real network. The outcome of this research facilitates the sustainable deployment of new technology in real infrastructures. View Full-Text
Keywords: water distribution; waste water; smart city; laboratory; test-bed; experiment; monitoring; real-time control; water management water distribution; waste water; smart city; laboratory; test-bed; experiment; monitoring; real-time control; water management
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Val Ledesma, J.; Wisniewski, R.; Kallesøe, C.S. Smart Water Infrastructures Laboratory: Reconfigurable Test-Beds for Research in Water Infrastructures Management. Water 2021, 13, 1875. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131875

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Val Ledesma J, Wisniewski R, Kallesøe CS. Smart Water Infrastructures Laboratory: Reconfigurable Test-Beds for Research in Water Infrastructures Management. Water. 2021; 13(13):1875. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131875

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Val Ledesma, Jorge, Rafał Wisniewski, and Carsten S. Kallesøe 2021. "Smart Water Infrastructures Laboratory: Reconfigurable Test-Beds for Research in Water Infrastructures Management" Water 13, no. 13: 1875. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131875

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