Operation of Mobile Sensors for Monitoring Municipal Drinking Water Distribution Systems

Amin Rasekh, Ruoxi Wu, Wan W.Amani Wan Salim, M. Katherine Banks

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

Tremendous advances have been recently made in inline, mobile sensor (IMS) technology for monitoring water distribution systems at unprecedentedly high spatial resolutions. Once fully matured, IMSs can be applied to obtain previously inaccessible information about the critical water quality parameters, faults, and leakages inside the pipeline networks. Timely, cost-efficient, and effective application of IMSs during normal and emergency conditions, however, requires development of models that are able to accurately simulate and optimize their operation in the complex and dynamic environment of municipal drinking water networks. This paper describes an ongoing project for development of decision support models for design, planning, and operation of mobile sensor networks. They help understanding how modifying different design parameters such as sensors' measurement sensitivity and battery life enhance system monitoring performance. The models will aid water utilities to identify the best configuration and operation of mobile sensor networks for their systems through cost-benefit analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationWater Without Borders - Proceedings of the 2014 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
EditorsWayne C. Huber, Wayne C. Huber
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages362-367
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413548
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water Without Borders - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 5 2014

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water Without Borders - Proceedings of the 2014 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water Without Borders
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period6/1/146/5/14

Keywords

  • Contamination
  • Event detection
  • Mobile sensor
  • Water networks security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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