Grab sampling placement modeling for real time contamination event detection in water networks

Leonid Kadinski, Masud Rana, Dominic Boccelli, Avi Ostfeld

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study proposes to build upon recent studies on the placement and utilization of water quality sensors in water distribution systems to develop an integrated framework to detect and respond to a potential contamination event. In addition to fixed-location sensors, recently developed mobile sensors can transmit water quality data to assist in the characterization of a contamination event. The resulting information from both sensor types is necessary for plume forecasting and locating the contaminant source, which is required to assist in the remediation of the system. In addition to detecting a potential event, the ability to represent the dynamics associated with a contaminant can further assist in remediation activities. While most efforts have focused on reactions in the bulk fluid, the potential for adsorption of the contaminant on the corroded pipe walls and the potential release of adsorbed contaminants is a threat to the health of the consumer over a long time horizon. Therefore, a method has been developed to estimate the long term desorption of the contaminant cadmium and solutions proposed to integrate this knowledge into an automated long-term recovery system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHydraulics, Waterways, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019
EditorsGregory F. Scott, William Hamilton
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages536-542
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482353
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event19th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Hydraulics, Waterways, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: May 19 2019May 23 2019

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Hydraulics, Waterways, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019

Conference

Conference19th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Hydraulics, Waterways, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period5/19/195/23/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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