Energy recovery in water distribution systems using microturbines

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ConferenceProbabilistic Methodologies in Water and Wastewater Engineering (in Honour of Prof. Barry Adams, University of Toronto): 23 September 2011, Toronto, Canada
Pages19; # of pages: 9
Subjectductile iron pipes, corrosion pit, pipe sampling, condition assessment; Pipes and pipelines
AbstractThe viability of deploying microturbines for energy recovery and downstream pressure dissipation in water distribution systems was examined. A simple, yet representative, system that included a source with surplus head and a conduit of moderate size was used to ascertain the financial viability of using a microturbine to dissipate pressure. Discharge through the system was the most important factor contributing to the turbine?s performance, which was analyzed probabilistically using Monte Carlo simulation with system demand as a random variable. The roles of diurnal demand patterns and a random annual demand growth rate were also considered.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54556
NPARC number20374969
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