Water quality modelling for drinking water distribution systems
Jegatheesan, V., Kastl, G., Fisher, I., Chandy, J., and Angles, M. (2003) Water quality modelling for drinking water distribution systems. In: Proceedings of MODSIM 2003 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (1), pp. 332-337. From: MODSIM 2003 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 14-17 July 2003, Townsville, QLD, Australia.
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A dynamic water quality model for drinking water distribution systems has been developed in this study, to include processes that occur in the bulk water, as well as those occurring in the biofilm of a distribution system. The model has been validated against water quality data obtained from extensive experimental studies conducted with biofilm reactors. Protein and carbohydrate densities in the biofilm represent biofilm biomass. This model is able to predict the disinfectant decay due to organic matter in the bulk water, as well as that due to biofilm. It simultaneously predicts the growth of biofilm in terms of carbohydrate and protein densities. While this model is complex enough to describe the water quality changes in a distribution system, it is also simple enough to be incorporated into a hydraulic model in order to describe the interaction between disinfectant and microbiological quality throughout a drinking water distribution system.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||biofilm; bulk water; drinking water quality; modelling|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jun 2010 23:08|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 100%|