A combined simulation-optimisation modelling framework for assessing the energy use of urban water systems.
Meenakshi Arora, Sudeep Nair, Hector Malano, Biju George
Journal of Environmental Management | Elsevier | Published : 2020
Reliance on new and alternative water supply sources is a desirable option for upgrading existing and ageing urban water system infrastructure that is no longer able to cater for steadily increasing water demand. This transformation will increasingly involve the use of decentralised, more complex and energy intensive urban water systems. Modelling capability that takes a holistic systems approach to optimize the dynamic interactions between water and energy is needed to evaluate the performance of fit-for-purpose water supply systems for the urban sector. This paper presents a simulation-optimisation model to concurrently simulate and optimize an urban water supply system based on minimum en..View full abstract