WIT Press


New Methodologies For Optimal Operation Of Water Distribution Systems For Water Quality Purposes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY980101

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

920 kb

Author(s)

A.B. Sakarya, F.E. Goldman & L.W. Mays

Abstract

Two new methodologies have been developed for determining the optimal operation of water distribution systems for water quality purposes. These methodologies are based upon describing the operation as a discrete time optimal control problem that can be used to determine the optimal operation schedules of the pumps in distribution systems. One solution methodology is based upon a mathematical programming approach and the second methodology is based upon a simulated annealing approach. These two methodologies have been applied to example water distribution systems for the sake of performing a comparison. The results are compared in detail along with their re

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