Evaluating energy recovery potential in Murcia's water supply system
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AuthorVigueras Rodríguez, Antonio; Nowicz, Dorota; García Bermejo, Juan Tomás; Castillo Elsitdie, Luis G.; Nevado, Simón; [et al.]
Knowledge AreaIngeniería Hidráulica
Murcia is the 7th most populated city in Spain. Its water supply system is extensively monitored through a large number of pressure gauges and flow meters. Murcia’s water supply network is fed from distribution reservoirs at enough elevation to avoid needing pumping stations for most of the city districts. Hydraulic resources have been evaluated throughout the water supply system. Besides the pressure reducing valves, where the assessment is quite straight forward , District Metered Areas (DMA) inlets have been evaluated. In these areas despite the hydraulic resources are not as great as in pressure reducing valves locations, their location is quite convenient. Actually, these positions are located inside the city, therefore making easy to use the produced energy in municipal self consumption or to provide facilities to the citizens. In order to perform such evaluation, a detailed model of the water supply network has been implemented in EPANET parting from a GIS model. The ...
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