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The effect of a loss of model structural detail due to network skeletonization on contamination warning system design: case studies
Davis, M. AND R. Janke. The effect of a loss of model structural detail due to network skeletonization on contamination warning system design: case studies. Drinking Water Engineering and Science Discussions. Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH, Gottingen, Germany, , 1-25, (2018).
Water distribution systems (WDSs) can be contaminated intentionally by the injection of a contaminant into the system or accidentally, for example, by releases of contaminants into reservoirs or by contaminated water entering the distribution system when adequate pressure is not maintained. Sensors designed to detect potential contaminants can provide a warning that a system has been contaminated and reduce potential consequences associated with a contamination event. The effect of limitations in network model detail on contamination warning system (CWS) design was examined using the original and skeletonized network models for two water distribution systems (WDSs). This paper provides guidance on designing CWSs using modeling and simulation tools like TEVA-SPOT. The results presented here should be useful to those responsible for the design or implementation of CWSs, particularly managers and engineers in water utilities, and encourage the development of improved network models.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION