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Stochastic Optimization for Feasibility Determination: An Application to Water Pump Operation in Water Distribution Network

Abstract The energy consumption by public drinking water and wastewater utilities represent up to 30%-40% of a municipality energy bill. The largest energy consumption is used to operate motors for pumping. As a result, the engineering and control community develop the Variable Speed Pumps (VSPs) which allow for regulating valves in the network instead of the traditional binary ON/OFF pumps. Potentially, VSPs save up to 90% of annual energy cost compared to the binary pump. The control problem has been tackled in the literature as “Pump Scheduling Optimization” (PSO) with a main focus on the cost minimization. Nonetheless, engineering literature is mostly concerned with the problem of understanding “healthy working conditions” (e.g., leakages, break... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Tsai, Yi An (Author) / Pedrielli, Giulia (Advisor) / Mirchandani, Pitu (Committee member) / Mascaro, Giuseppe (Committee member) / Zabinsky, Zelda (Committee member) / Candelieri, Antonio (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Operations research / Feasibility Determination / Pump Operations / Stochastic Optimization / Water Distribution Network
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 71 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Industrial Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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