Identifying research-needs related to impacts of water quality on the integrity of distribution infrastructure

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ConferenceInfra 2006: 20 November 2006, Québec City, QC.
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectwater quality, distribution system, infrastructure integrity, AwwaRF-NRC; Water quality
AbstractDrinking water systems can experience frequent changes in their water-sources, treatment processes and/ or practices to maintain safe and aesthetically acceptable water quality. In addition, as new water quality regulations are implemented, further changes in water quality are anticipated. Evaluation of the impacts of such changes on the structural integrity of the distribution infrastructure is a daunting undertaking due to numerous inter-related processes occurring within the distribution system. A change in water quality may impact the structural integrity of the distribution infrastructure in many ways. The National Research Council Canada (NRC) and the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AwwaRF) recently concluded a partnership project to identify key research needs related to the impacts of water quality changes on the integrity of the distribution infrastructure. This paper provides a synopsis of available knowledge and challenges in the protection of drinking water distribution infrastructure against water quality changes.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48703
NPARC number20378215
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