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Modeling and optimization of production and distribution of drinking water at VMW

Derek Verleye UGent and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf UGent (2011) Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 6701. p.315-326
abstract
We develop and discuss an operational planning model aiming at minimizing production and distribution costs in large drinking water networks containing buffers with free inflow. Modeling drinking water networks is very challenging due of the presence of complex hydraulic constraints, such as friction losses and pump curves. Non-linear, non-convex constraints result from the relationships between pressure and flow in power terms. Also, binary variables are needed to model the possibility of free inflow or re-injection of water at reservoirs. The resulting model is thus a non-convex Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Program (MINLP). A discrete-time setting is proposed to solve the problem over a finite horizon made of several intervals. A commercial solver, BONMIN, suited for convex MINLP models is used to heuristically solve the problem. We are able to find a good solution for a small part of an existing network operated by the Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening (VMW), a major drinking water company in Flanders.
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published
subject
keyword
production planning, water supply, concave programming, integer programming
in
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
editor
Julia Pahl, Torsten Reiners and Stefan Voß
volume
6701
issue title
Network optimization
pages
315 - 326
publisher
Springer
place of publication
Berlin, Germany
conference name
International Network Optimization Conference 2011 (INOC 2011)
conference location
Hamburg, Germany
conference start
2011-06-13
conference end
2011-06-16
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000306643300036
ISSN
0302-9743
ISBN
9783642215261
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21527-8_37
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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P1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1266704
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1266704
date created
2011-06-17 10:22:43
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:37:28
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  author       = {Verleye, Derek and Aghezzaf, El-Houssaine},
  booktitle    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  editor       = {Pahl, Julia  and Reiners, Torsten  and Vo{\ss}, Stefan },
  isbn         = {9783642215261},
  issn         = {0302-9743},
  keyword      = {production planning,water supply,concave programming,integer programming},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Hamburg, Germany},
  pages        = {315--326},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Modeling and optimization of production and distribution of drinking water at VMW},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21527-8\_37},
  volume       = {6701},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Verleye, Derek, and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf. 2011. “Modeling and Optimization of Production and Distribution of Drinking Water at VMW.” In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ed. Julia Pahl, Torsten Reiners, and Stefan Voß, 6701:315–326. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
APA
Verleye, D., & Aghezzaf, E.-H. (2011). Modeling and optimization of production and distribution of drinking water at VMW. In J. Pahl, T. Reiners, & S. Voß (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 6701, pp. 315–326). Presented at the International Network Optimization Conference 2011 (INOC 2011), Berlin, Germany: Springer.
Vancouver
1.
Verleye D, Aghezzaf E-H. Modeling and optimization of production and distribution of drinking water at VMW. In: Pahl J, Reiners T, Voß S, editors. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2011. p. 315–26.
MLA
Verleye, Derek, and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf. “Modeling and Optimization of Production and Distribution of Drinking Water at VMW.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Ed. Julia Pahl, Torsten Reiners, & Stefan Voß. Vol. 6701. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2011. 315–326. Print.