Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15107
Title: Optimal location of chlorine booster stations in an urban water distribution network
Authors: Kansal M.L.
Arora G.
Verma S.
Published in: Journal of Indian Water Works Association
Abstract: Conventionally, sufficient amount of chlorine dosage is added into finished water just before it leaves the water treatment plant, so as to maintain a minimum residual disinfectant concentration even at the farthest demand nodes of the distribution network. Problems associated with this practice include : (1) elevated level of disinfectants that can adversely affect human health, (2) negative economic impacts due to chemical over-dosing, (3) elevated levels of carcinogenic disinfection by products (DBFs), and (4) taste and odour problems. An alternative to this practice is to place chlorine booster stations at minimal strategic locations in the distribution system to limit the dosage of chemical at the treatment plant but maintain sufficient residuals at the farthest nodes of the network. The present study presents a methodology based on linear and mixed integer programming techniques for identifying locations and number of chlorine booster stations to minimise both number of stations and chlorine dosage.
Citation: Journal of Indian Water Works Association (2005), 37(1): 25-36
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15107
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0970275X
Author Scopus IDs: 6602727475
8727306700
56665503500
Author Affiliations: Kansal, M.L., Water Resources Development Training Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667, India
Arora, G., Department of Civil Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110042, India
Verma, S., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667, India
Corresponding Author: Kansal, M.L.; Water Resources Development Training Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667, India; email: mlkgkfwt@iitr.ernet.in
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [WR]

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Show full item record


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.