Water management by optimizing distributed wastewater reclamation capacity

Gwendolyn Woods, Doosun Kang, David Eberle, Jeremy Smith, Stephen Davis, Kevin Lansey, Robert Arnold

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Abstract

In cases of limited water availability, integrated planning of potable water, reclaimed water and wastewater infrastructures can lead to economic efficiency and increased system reliability. For example, integrated planning can address the degree to which new wastewater treatment facilities should be spatially dispersed. There have been efforts to develop decision support systems to assist in siting wastewater treatment facilities - the Decision Support System (DSS) developed by Malcolm Pirnie with support from WateReuse provides a recent example. Application of a modified version of this model indicates that decentralized wastewater reclamation facilities may be a feasible option where existing infrastructure to reach areas to be served with reclaimed water is limited. Cost functions utilized by the DSS were also incorporated into an optimization routine to determine the optimal capacity at each proposed treatment facility location (could be 0) and capacities for all system pipes and pumps, including enlargements when there is existing infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
Pages3184-3189
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2011
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: May 22 2011May 26 2011

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period5/22/115/26/11

Keywords

  • Drinking water
  • Optimization
  • Wastewater management
  • Water management
  • Water reclamation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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