Special Issue "Real-Time Optimal Control of Water Distribution Networks"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Nicola Fontana
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Guest Editor
Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy
Interests: Operation and management of water systems. RTC of pressure in WDNs. Hydropower generation in WDNs. Transient in water systems due to air expulsion. Experimental and numerical characterization of PATs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims at improving our knowledge of real-time control (RTC) applications in water distribution networks (WDNs). Contributions investigating the RTC framework for pressure regulation by means of pressure-reducing valves (PRVs) from both theoretical (reliability and performance of controllers, optimization algorithms, etc.) and practical (valves and devices available for applications, management, and operation in real field, etc.) standpoints are especially welcome. Other issues of interest include hydropower generation, control of valves and devices for identification and monitoring of contamination, operation of inverters for optimal pumping in WDNs, and analysis of economic aspects of RTC. Special attention will be given to works dealing with laboratory and/or field experiments, showing effectiveness and advantages of RTC.

Prof. Nicola Fontana
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Controllers for RTC of pressure in WDNs

  • Operation of PRVs for real-time pressure regulation

  • Electric and hydraulic RTC of PATs and/or turbines

  • Identification and control of contaminants in WDNs

  • RTC of inverters for optimal pumping

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Evaluating Physical and Fiscal Water Leakage in Water Distribution System
Water 2019, 11(10), 2091; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102091 - 08 Oct 2019
Abstract
With increasing population, the need for research ideas on the field of reducing wastage of water can save a big amount of water, money, time, and energy. Water leakage (WL) is an essential problem in the field of water supply field. This research [...] Read more.
With increasing population, the need for research ideas on the field of reducing wastage of water can save a big amount of water, money, time, and energy. Water leakage (WL) is an essential problem in the field of water supply field. This research is focused on real water loss in the water distribution system located in Ethiopia. Top-down and bursts and background estimates (BABE) methodology is performed to assess the data and the calibration process of the WL variables. The top-down method assists to quantify the water loss by the record and observation throughout the distribution network. In addition, the BABE approach gives a specific water leakage and burst information. The geometrical mean method is used to forecast the population up to 2023 along with their fiscal value by the uniform tariff method. With respect to the revenue lost, 42575 Br and 42664 Br or in 1562$ and 1566$ were lost in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The next five-year population was forecasted to estimate the possible amount of water to be saved, which was about 549,627 m3 and revenue 65,111$ to make the system more efficient. The results suggested that the majority of losses were due to several components of the distribution system including pipe-joint failure, relatively older age pipes, poor repairing and maintenance of water taps, pipe joints and shower taps, negligence of the consumer and unreliable water supply. As per the research findings, recommendations were proposed on minimizing water leakage. Full article
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