High-Resolution Energy Intensity Modeling to Improve Water Distribution System Performance

2020 | Robert B. Sowby and Steven J. Burian (Univ. Utah)

Water distribution systems can improve their sustainability by implementing the most energy-efficient scheme for water delivery, but this is difficult to determine for complex systems. A method proposed here combines facility-level energy intensity data with hydraulic simulations to map the flow of energy through the water distribution system and quantify the response of local energy intensities to proposed  modifications.

Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment 6 (1)