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Enhancing water distribution system security through water quality mobile sensor operation

Perelman, Lina and Wan Salim, Wan Wardatul Amani and Wu, Rouxi and Park, Joonhyeong and Ostfeld, Avi and Banks, M. Katherine and Porterfield, D.M (2013) Enhancing water distribution system security through water quality mobile sensor operation. In: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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Recent developments in wireless/wired sensor networks allowed the application of stationary sensors capable of continuously collecting and transmitting hydraulic and water quality measurements at fine temporal resolution. The constantly updating data allows achieving an improved representation of the system state, modeling, and control. The deployment of fixed water quality sensors in water distribution systems has been recognized to be the key component of contamination warning systems for securing public health. This study proposes to explore how the inclusion of mobile sensors monitoring for various water quality parameters (i.e., pH, water hardness, and disinfectant) can enhance water distribution systems security. Mobile sensors equipped with sampling, sensing, data acquisition, wireless transmission, and power generation systems are being designed, fabricated, and tested with prototypes expected to be released in the very near future. Ideally, these mobile sensors will act as mobile agents capable of continuously conducting multivariate measurements and reporting them as they are distributed with water pipe flow. This work initiates the development of a theoretical mathematical framework for modeling mobile sensor movement in the water distribution system, processing and integrating the sensory data collected from stationary and nonstationary sensor nodes to increase system reliability and security through increasing coverage and reducing fault detection time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7116/44333
Uncontrolled Keywords: water distribution, system security, water quality mobile sensor operation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 09:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44333

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