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EPSRC Reference: GR/M39442/01
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF SIMPLIFIED CRITERIA FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE RTC POTENTIAL OF URBAN WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
Principal Investigator: Butler, Professor D
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Project Partners:
Environment Agency (Grouped) Leibniz Universiy of Hannover North West Water
UK Water Industry Research Ltd University of Georgia (USA) Wessex Water Ltd
WRc plc
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 September 1999 Ends: 31 October 2002 Value (£): 94,557
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Water Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Water
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Several projects throughout Europe have demonstrated that real-time control (RTC) can considerably improve the performance.of urban drainage systems. Recent advances in integrated modelling developed by the applicants now make it possible to represent and consider the complete urban wastewater system. This allows the benefits of RTC to be more accurately determined, not just on the basis of reduced discharge volumes but on their impact on receiving water quality. The proposed project aims to use this new tool to gain a detailed understanding of which system characteristics most influence the benefits of RTC. Detailed statistical analysis will be carried out to relate these characteristics to water quality benefits and a screening procedure will be produced within a multi-criteria analysis framework. The screening procedure should then allow relatively quick assessment to be made as to which systems might gain in performance by application of RTC. It will also allow ranking and prioritisation.
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