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A New Preliminary Model to Optimize PATs Location in a Water Distribution Network

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Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) of University of Naples, “Federico II”, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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LIX UMR 7161, École Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau, France
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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), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002057
Published: 5 September 2020
Water distribution networks are low-energy efficiency systems, due to the high energy consumption, as well as the large amount of water leakage, which are caused by high pressures in the networks. In this study, the optimal location of pumps as turbines (PATs) within a water distribution network is investigated in order to maximize the production of energy and water savings, as well as minimize installation costs. A literature mathematical model has been employed as reference model and the weaknesses of this previous study have been overcome by new constraints. The main preliminary results of the new optimization procedure will be presented and compared with the literature results. According to the results, the new optimization ensures a good solution, in term of water and energy savings, with low investment cost and a fast return in investment.
Keywords: water distribution networks; energy production; water leakage; pumps as turbines water distribution networks; energy production; water leakage; pumps as turbines
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Morani, M.C.; Carravetta, A.; D’Ambrosio, C.; Fecarotta, O. A New Preliminary Model to Optimize PATs Location in a Water Distribution Network. Environ. Sci. Proc. 2020, 2, 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002057

AMA Style

Morani MC, Carravetta A, D’Ambrosio C, Fecarotta O. A New Preliminary Model to Optimize PATs Location in a Water Distribution Network. Environmental Sciences Proceedings. 2020; 2(1):57. https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002057

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Morani, Maria Cristina, Armando Carravetta, Claudia D’Ambrosio, and Oreste Fecarotta. 2020. "A New Preliminary Model to Optimize PATs Location in a Water Distribution Network" Environmental Sciences Proceedings 2, no. 1: 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2020002057

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