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Comparison of ANN models for predicting water quality in distribution systems

D'Souza, Celia D and Kumar, Mohan MS (2010) Comparison of ANN models for predicting water quality in distribution systems. In: Journal of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), 102 (7). 92+.

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Deterministic models have been widely used to predict water quality in distribution systems, but their calibration requires extensive and accurate data sets for numerous parameters. In this study, alternative data-driven modeling approaches based on artificial neural networks (ANNs) were used to predict temporal variations of two important characteristics of water quality chlorine residual and biomass concentrations. The authors considered three types of ANN algorithms. Of these, the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm provided the best results in predicting residual chlorine and biomass with error-free and ``noisy'' data. The ANN models developed here can generate water quality scenarios of piped systems in real time to help utilities determine weak points of low chlorine residual and high biomass concentration and select optimum remedial strategies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Water Works Association.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2010 11:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31493

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