New Challenges in Water Systems

Edited by
October 2020
198 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-276-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-277-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue New Challenges in Water Systems that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare
New challenges in water systems toward safety, efficiency, reliability, and system flexibility will be fundamental in the near future. In this book, readers can find different approaches that include safety analysis, system efficiency improvements, and new innovative designs. The risk function is a measure of its vulnerability level and security loss. Analyses of transient flows associated with the most dangerous operating conditions, are compulsory to grant system liability in terms of water quantity, quality, and system management. Specific equipment, such as air valves, is used in pressurized water pipes to manage the air inside, associated with the emptying and filling process. Advanced tools are developed toward near-future smart water grids. The water system efficiency and water–energy nexus, through the implementation of suitable pressure control and energy recovery devices, as well as pumped-storage hydropower, provide guidelines toward the most technical and environmental cost-effective solutions. Integrated analysis of water and energy allows more reliable, flexible, and sustainable eco-design projects, reaching better resilience systems. Hydraulic simulators and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), conjugating with field or experimental tests, supported by advanced smart equipment, allow a better design, control, and complex event anticipation occurrence to attain high levels of water system security and efficiency.
  • Hardback
© 2020 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
trunk network; water distribution network; resilience; optimization; energy recovery; pumps as turbines; water distribution networks; EPANET; safe water; air valve; CFD; hydraulic characterization; entrapped air; safety of water supply consumers; risk; water supply system; failure risk analysis; decision making model; risk assessment methodology; experiments; ultrasonic Doppler velocimetry (UDV); flowmeters; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); pipe system efficiency; pumps as turbines; pressure reducing valves; energy recovery; leakage reduction; water-energy nexus; air valve; air–water interface; filling; flow; pipelines; transient; water management; reservoirs; hydropower plants; pumped storage power plants; hydropeaking; environmental flows; smart water management; smart water grids; water drinking network; water losses; energy production; pumped-storage; micro-hydropower; water networks; dimensional analysis; pumping system; safety and control; hydraulic transients and CFD analyses; water systems efficiency; smart water grids; water-energy nexus; energy recovery; new design solutions and eco-design