Special Issue "Multi-Quality Water Distribution Systems Analysis: Simulation and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 13938
Interests: water resources systems analysis; water distribution systems; surface hydrology; optimization; management
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The interest in modeling flow and water quality in water distribution systems stems from three types of circumstances: (1) Use of waters from sources with different qualities in a single distribution system, which serves as a “treatment facility” to mix and convey them, with a blend supplied to its consumers. This situation is common to areas where sources of good quality are limited, and thus, there is a need to use alternate water sources, such as saline groundwater, to meet agricultural or industrial water needs; (2) concern in municipal water distribution systems over water quality changes, such as decay of disinfectants and/or growth of organisms; and (3) deliberate or accidental events in which contaminants enter a drinking water distribution system and are distributed with flow.
The development of simulation and optimization algorithms for modeling water quality in distribution systems is needed by designers, utilities, and regulating agencies for a number of purposes: (1) Planning and design of networks and facilities; (2) real-time operation; (3) monitoring design and operation; (4) simulation of contamination events; and (5) guidelines establishments for planning, design, operation, and monitoring.
This Special Issue on multi-quality water distribution systems analysis: Simulation and management is aimed at covering the state-of-the-art on all aspects of multi-quality simulation and management in water distribution systems. Those include (but are not limited) to new simulation techniques for incorporating water quality complex parameters in water distribution systems modeling, optimization techniques for water quality incorporation as constraints or objectives in water distribution systems, uncertainty inclusion in modeling water quality in distribution systems, and calibration methods for multi-quality water distribution systems. Comprehensive review papers on water quality in distribution systems are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Avi Ostfeld
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- new schemes for water quality simulation of water distribution systems
- incorporating water quality in water distribution systems management
- water distribution systems optimization under water quality constraints
- simulation of complex water quality contaminations in water distribution systems
- water distribution systems security