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Main Title Modeling Contaminant Propagation in Drinking-Water Distribution Systems.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Grayman, W. M. ; Males, R. M. ; Hess, A. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Grayman (W.M.) Consulting Engineers, Cincinnati, OH. ;RMM Technical Services, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, New Haven.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/230;
Stock Number PB93-205136
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Distribution systems ; Water quality management ; Path of pollutants ; Water supply ; Water utilities ; Potable water ; Water pollution ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Safe Drinking Water Act
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-205136 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Safe Drinking Water Act and its Amendments (SDWAA) will pose a massive challenge for the drinking-water industry in the United States. As the SDWAA regulations reach implementation, increasing effort will be devoted to understanding the factors causing deterioration of water quality between treatment and consumption. A cooperative study involving the U.S. EPA, the University of Michigan, and the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) demonstrated and validated the use of modeling techniques in the RWA distribution system. Models are used to predict the propagation of chlorine residual in one portion of the RWA system. It is found that residuals varied widely both spatially and temporally. Long residence times in storage tanks caused residual disinfection concentrations to be low or nonexistent during discharge cycles. It was found that system operation has a significant effect on the distribution and concentration of chlorine residuals in the system. (Copyright (c) 1993 ASCE.)