Understanding data requirements for trihalomethane formation modelling in water supply systems

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title = "Understanding data requirements for trihalomethane formation modelling in water supply systems",
abstract = "Tighter regulatory standards for trihalomethanes in drinking water have been introduced in many countries in response to improved epidemiological evidence. This has led to the need to model better the THM concentrations in water distribution systems in order to manage efficiently economic, chemical and microbiological factors. THM modelling is a challenging process given the complex chemistry and dependence on river catchment, water treatment works and distribution system characteristics. It is demonstrated that a good understanding of the system from raw water to tap is needed if cost effective models of appropriate fidelity are to be produced. For appropriate systems models can incorporate, through empirical relationships, raw water quality variations based on river flow predictions, aspects of unit process management decision making variables as well as distribution system characteristics. In many systems model fidelity and hence efficient management is constrained by a lack of knowledge of system response.",
keywords = "chlorine, water quality, modelling, disinfection by-products",
author = "Daniel Brown and Jonathan Bridgeman and John West",
year = "2011",
month = jan,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/1573062X.2010.546863",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "41--56",
journal = "Urban Water Journal",
issn = "1573-062X",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "1",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Understanding data requirements for trihalomethane formation modelling in water supply systems

AU - Brown, Daniel

AU - Bridgeman, Jonathan

AU - West, John

PY - 2011/1/1

Y1 - 2011/1/1

N2 - Tighter regulatory standards for trihalomethanes in drinking water have been introduced in many countries in response to improved epidemiological evidence. This has led to the need to model better the THM concentrations in water distribution systems in order to manage efficiently economic, chemical and microbiological factors. THM modelling is a challenging process given the complex chemistry and dependence on river catchment, water treatment works and distribution system characteristics. It is demonstrated that a good understanding of the system from raw water to tap is needed if cost effective models of appropriate fidelity are to be produced. For appropriate systems models can incorporate, through empirical relationships, raw water quality variations based on river flow predictions, aspects of unit process management decision making variables as well as distribution system characteristics. In many systems model fidelity and hence efficient management is constrained by a lack of knowledge of system response.

AB - Tighter regulatory standards for trihalomethanes in drinking water have been introduced in many countries in response to improved epidemiological evidence. This has led to the need to model better the THM concentrations in water distribution systems in order to manage efficiently economic, chemical and microbiological factors. THM modelling is a challenging process given the complex chemistry and dependence on river catchment, water treatment works and distribution system characteristics. It is demonstrated that a good understanding of the system from raw water to tap is needed if cost effective models of appropriate fidelity are to be produced. For appropriate systems models can incorporate, through empirical relationships, raw water quality variations based on river flow predictions, aspects of unit process management decision making variables as well as distribution system characteristics. In many systems model fidelity and hence efficient management is constrained by a lack of knowledge of system response.

KW - chlorine

KW - water quality

KW - modelling

KW - disinfection by-products

U2 - 10.1080/1573062X.2010.546863

DO - 10.1080/1573062X.2010.546863

M3 - Article

VL - 8

SP - 41

EP - 56

JO - Urban Water Journal

JF - Urban Water Journal

SN - 1573-062X

IS - 1

ER -