The use of micro hydroelectric plant in urban pipe networks, based on the combination of a PAT, two regulating valves and two pressure meters, is proposed along with simple automation rules. Its economic benefit is tested on a small pipe network, where the network geometry, as well as the demand coefficient variation in time and space have been inferred from previously collected data and existing analysis. A similar analysis has been also carried out for different scenarios, where the reduction of pipe installation cost due to a diameter reduction is compared with the increased benefit in energy production. The case study shows that a small increment of the pipe installation cost, with respect to the minimum required by the nodes minimum pressure, can lead to a larger benefit for energy production.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Titolo:||A COST BENEFIT ANALISYS FOR HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS BY PUMP AS TURBINE (PAT)|
|Autori:||Carravetta, A; Fecarotta, O; Sinagra, M; Tucciarelli, T|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Carravetta, A., Fecarotta, O., Sinagra, M., & Tucciarelli, T. (2013). A COST BENEFIT ANALISYS FOR HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS BY PUMP AS TURBINE (PAT). JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, 1.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|