A model of the filling process of an intermittent distribution network

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Abstract

In many countries, private tanks are acquired by users to reduce their vulnerability to intermittent supply. The presence of these local reservoirs modifies the user demand pattern and usually increases user water demand at the beginning of the service period depending on the tank filling process. This practice is thus responsible for the inequality that occurs among users: those located in advantaged positions of the network are able to obtain water resources soon after the service period begins, while disadvantaged users have to wait much longer, after the network is full. This dynamic process requires the development of ad hoc models in order to obtain reliable results. This paper discusses a numerical model used for evaluating this complex process as well as the application of model to an Italian case study. The model agreed with calibration data and provided interesting insights into the network filling process
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)321-333
Numero di pagine13
RivistaUrban Water Journal
Volume7
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Water Science and Technology

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