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Optimizing Water Age and Pressure in Drinking Water Distribution Networks †

Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly, 38221 Volos, Greece
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Presented at the 4th EWaS International Conference: Valuing the Water, Carbon, Ecological Footprints of Human Activities, Online, 24–27 June 2020.
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2020, 2(1), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002051
Published: 5 September 2020
Water distribution networks suffer from high levels of water losses due to leaks and breaks, mainly due to high operating pressure. One of the most well-known methods to reduce water losses is pressure management. However, when the operating pressure in a water distribution network reduces, the time the water stays within the network (called water age) increases. Increased water age means deteriorated water quality. In this paper, water pressure in relation to water age is addressed in a water distribution network in Greece. Using simulation and optimization tools, the optimum solution is found to reduce water age and operating pressure at the same time. In addition, District Metered Areas are formed and water age is optimized.
Keywords: drinking water; pressure; water age; DMAs; water distribution network drinking water; pressure; water age; DMAs; water distribution network
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Kourbasis, N.; Patelis, M.; Tsitsifli, S.; Kanakoudis, V. Optimizing Water Age and Pressure in Drinking Water Distribution Networks. Environ. Sci. Proc. 2020, 2, 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002051

AMA Style

Kourbasis N, Patelis M, Tsitsifli S, Kanakoudis V. Optimizing Water Age and Pressure in Drinking Water Distribution Networks. Environmental Sciences Proceedings. 2020; 2(1):51. https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002051

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Kourbasis, Nikolaos, Menelaos Patelis, Stavroula Tsitsifli, and Vasilis Kanakoudis. 2020. "Optimizing Water Age and Pressure in Drinking Water Distribution Networks" Environmental Sciences Proceedings 2, no. 1: 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002051

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