Accession Number : ADA301955

Title :   An Evaluation of Water Quality at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Using the EPANET Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WILKES COLL WILKES-BARRE PA

Personal Author(s) : Walski, Thomas M. ; Draus, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA301955

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Under the Facilities Engineering Applications Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wanted to test the capability of the EPANET computer model for evaluating water quality in water distribution systems. Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, has experienced low chlorine residuals levels. The EPANET model was calibrated using hydrant flow tests to predict chlorine die-off in the distribution system at the Fort. The model was then used to compare the effects of flushing and chlorine addition to improve water quality. Because of the high chlorine die-off rates in warm weather, it appears that chlorine addition is the only way to significantly improve chlorine residuals during summer months.

Descriptors :   *DRINKING WATER, *WATER QUALITY, *WATER DISTRIBUTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, WATER FLOW, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, RESIDUALS, MASS TRANSFER, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CALIBRATION, HYDRAULICS, WATER PIPES, STATIC PRESSURE, NEW JERSEY, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), WATER SUPPLIES, CHLORINE, HYPOCHLORITES, FLUSHING.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE