New methodologies for optimal operation of water distribution systems for water quality purposes


Sakarya A. B. , Goldman F., Mays L.

7th International Conference on Hydraulic Engineering Software (Hydrosoft 98), VILLA OLMO, Italy, 01 September 1998, vol.4, pp.101-110 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4
  • City: VILLA OLMO
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-110

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 respective advantages and disadvantages.