Journal article

Improving the Multi-Objective Performance of Rainwater Harvesting Systems Using Real-Time Control Technology

Wei D Xu, Tim D Fletcher, Hugh P Duncan, David J Bergmann, Jeddah Breman, Matthew J Burns

Water: an open access journal | MDPI AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

Many studies have identified the potential of rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems to simultaneously augment potable water supply and reduce delivery of uncontrolled stormwater flows to downstream drainage networks. Potentially, such systems could also play a role in the controlled delivery of water to urban streams in ways which mimic baseflows. The performance of RWH systems to achieve these three objectives could be enhanced using Real-Time Control (RTC) technology to receive rainfall forecasts and initiate pre-storm release in real time, although few studies have explored such potential. We used continuous simulation to model the ability of a range of allotment-scale RWH systems to simulta..

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