Comparing single- and multi-species water quality modeling approaches for assessing contamination exposure in drinking water distribution systems

Stephen Klosterman, Sam Hatchett, Regan Murray, James Uber, Dominic Boccelli

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

New software such as EPANET-MSX enables water quality models that account for multiple reactive species in the distribution system. This allows for a more complete analysis of network water quality, including processes such as adsorption and biological inactivation by a disinfectant. For each of these reaction processes, three models are presented: single-specie conservative, single-specie reactions modeled by wall demand or bulk decay, and multi-species. The implications of model selection on the resulting exposure to contaminants that undergo these reaction processes are investigated for a hypothetical intentional contamination event and a simple single pipe system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009
Subtitle of host publicationGreat Rivers
Pages600-613
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: May 17 2009May 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Volume342

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period5/17/095/21/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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