Modelling operational costs of a large water resource recovery facility receiving stormwater contributions

Povoa, P., Matos, J. S. and Oehmen, A. (2018) Modelling operational costs of a large water resource recovery facility receiving stormwater contributions. Urban Water Journal, 15 1: 23-31. doi:10.1080/1573062X.2017.1363895


Author Povoa, P.
Matos, J. S.
Oehmen, A.
Title Modelling operational costs of a large water resource recovery facility receiving stormwater contributions
Journal name Urban Water Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-9006
1573-062X
Publication date 2018-01-01
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1573062X.2017.1363895
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 31
Total pages 9
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract The main objective of this paper is to develop a methodology for modelling dry and wet weather operational costs applied to the Alcântara Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF), which is the largest Portuguese WRRF. Following data collection and intensive data treatment and validation, dry weather patterns of WRRF performance were combined with specific operational costs and described by a conceptual model. The impact of infiltration flows on operational costs was identified. The model simulations show a significant variation of distribution costs during wet weather periods compared with dry weather periods. The methodology can be used for predicting dry and wet weather operational costs and for defining dry weather tariffs and wet weather tariffs. Moreover, the analysis of the dry and wet weather period can also be used for infiltration quantification.
Keyword Model
Operational costs
Water resource recovery facility
Wet weather
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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