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Sweating the assets e The role of instrumentation, control and automation in urban water systems

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) are currently applied throughout the urban water system at water treatment plants, in water distribution networks, in sewer networks, and at wastewater treatment plants. However, researchers and practitioners specialising in respective urban water sub-systems do not frequently interact, and in most cases to date the application of ICA has been achieved in silo. Here, we review start-of-the-art ICA throughout these sub-systems, and discuss the benefits achieved in terms of performance improvement, cost reduction, and more importantly, the enhanced capacity of the existing infrastructure to cope with increased service demand caused by population growth and continued urbanisation. We emphasise the importance of integrated control within each of the sub-systems, and also across the entire urban water system. System-wide ICA will have increasing importance with the growing complexity of the urban water environment in cities of the future.

UOW Authors


  •   Yuan, Zhiguo (external author)
  •   Olsson, Gustaf (external author)
  •   Cardell-Oliver, Rachel (external author)
  •   van Schagen, Kim (external author)
  •   Marchi, Angela (external author)
  •   Deletic, Ana (external author)
  •   Urich, Christian (external author)
  •   Rauch, Wolfgang (external author)
  •   Liu, Yanchen (external author)
  •   Jiang, Guangming

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Yuan, Z., Olsson, G., Cardell-Oliver, R., van Schagen, K., Marchi, A., Deletic, A., Urich, C., Rauch, W., Liu, Y. & Jiang, G. (2019). Sweating the assets e The role of instrumentation, control and automation in urban water systems. Water Research, 155 381-402.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85062494260

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/2457

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 381

End Page


  • 402

Volume


  • 155

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) are currently applied throughout the urban water system at water treatment plants, in water distribution networks, in sewer networks, and at wastewater treatment plants. However, researchers and practitioners specialising in respective urban water sub-systems do not frequently interact, and in most cases to date the application of ICA has been achieved in silo. Here, we review start-of-the-art ICA throughout these sub-systems, and discuss the benefits achieved in terms of performance improvement, cost reduction, and more importantly, the enhanced capacity of the existing infrastructure to cope with increased service demand caused by population growth and continued urbanisation. We emphasise the importance of integrated control within each of the sub-systems, and also across the entire urban water system. System-wide ICA will have increasing importance with the growing complexity of the urban water environment in cities of the future.

UOW Authors


  •   Yuan, Zhiguo (external author)
  •   Olsson, Gustaf (external author)
  •   Cardell-Oliver, Rachel (external author)
  •   van Schagen, Kim (external author)
  •   Marchi, Angela (external author)
  •   Deletic, Ana (external author)
  •   Urich, Christian (external author)
  •   Rauch, Wolfgang (external author)
  •   Liu, Yanchen (external author)
  •   Jiang, Guangming

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Yuan, Z., Olsson, G., Cardell-Oliver, R., van Schagen, K., Marchi, A., Deletic, A., Urich, C., Rauch, W., Liu, Y. & Jiang, G. (2019). Sweating the assets e The role of instrumentation, control and automation in urban water systems. Water Research, 155 381-402.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85062494260

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/2457

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 381

End Page


  • 402

Volume


  • 155

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom