Numerical modeling of early bio-contamination in a water distribution system and comparison with laboratory experiments

S. Tinelli, I. Juran

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Abstract

This paper aims to develop and demonstrate the technical feasibility of prototype system for early bio-contamination detection that will efficiently enable water operators to ensure real-time water quality control management, as well as a preemptive risk management and consumers' warning. The deployment of state-of-the-art and mono/multi-parameter systems for sensors' health monitoring provide the operators with innovative reliable capabilities to ensure early microbial contamination detection, efficiently filter false alarms, undertake preemptive incident mitigation measures and monitor their impacts. Due to lack of labeled water bio-contamination data, numerical models (EPANET-MSX) have been used for bio-contamination scenario simulations of Escherichia coli (E. coli) injections into a water distribution network modeled with EPANET. The monitored effect on water quality parameters, as free chlorine and total chlorine, are compared with laboratory results obtained at the University of Lille. The outcome has demonstrated the feasibility of using the on-line monitoring of water quality parameters for real time bio-contamination detection and mitigation impacts monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017
EditorsLucio Soibelman, Feniosky Pena-Mora
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages258-269
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481219
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Technology, ICSI 2017 - New York, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2017Oct 28 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017: Technology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Technology, ICSI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period10/26/1710/28/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Tinelli, S., & Juran, I. (2017). Numerical modeling of early bio-contamination in a water distribution system and comparison with laboratory experiments. In L. Soibelman, & F. Pena-Mora (Eds.), International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017: Technology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017 (pp. 258-269). (International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017: Technology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481219.023