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dc.contributor.author ROZOS, EVANGELOS es_ES
dc.contributor.author MAKROPOULOS, CHRISTOS es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-07T11:23:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-07T11:23:46Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-01
dc.identifier.issn 1364-8152
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/34794
dc.description This work was supported by TRUST (TRansitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow) research project. es_ES
dc.description.abstract The continuous expansion of urban areas is associated with increased water demand, both for domestic and non-domestic uses. To cover this additional demand, centralised infrastructure, such as water supply and distribution networks tend to become more and more complicated and are eventually over-extended with adverse effects on their reliability. To address this, there exist two main strategies: (a) Tools and algorithms are employed to optimise the operation of the external water supply system, in an effort to minimise risk of failure to cover the demand (either due to the limited availability of water resources or due to the limited capacity of the transmission system and treatment plants) and (b) demand management is employed to reduce the water demand per capita. Dedicated tools do exist to support the implementation of these two strategies separately. However, there is currently no tool capable of handling the complete urban water system, from source to tap, allowing for an investigation of these two strategies at the same time and thus exploring synergies between the two. This paper presents a new version of the UWOT model (Makropoulos et al., 2008), which adopts a metabolism modelling approach and is now capable of simulating the complete urban water cycle from source to tap and back again: the tool simulates the whole water supply network from the generation of demand at the household level to the water reservoirs and tracks wastewater generation from the household through the wastewater system and the treatment plants to the water bodies. UWOT functionality is demonstrated in the case of the water system of Athens and outputs are compared against the current operational tool used by the Water Company of Athens. Results are presented and discussed: The discussion highlights the conditions under which a single source-to-tap model is more advantageous than dedicated subsystem models. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Journal of Environmental Modelling and Software es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Environmental Modelling & Software
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Metabolism models es_ES
dc.subject Optimisation es_ES
dc.subject Urban water cycle es_ES
dc.subject Water demand management es_ES
dc.title SOURCE TO TAP URBAN WATER CYCLE MODELLING es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.11.015
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/265122 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Rozos, E.; Makropoulos, C. (2013). SOURCE TO TAP URBAN WATER CYCLE MODELLING. Environmental Modelling & Software. 41:139-150. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.11.015 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.11.015
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 139
dc.description.upvformatpfin 150
dc.description.volume 41


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