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International Journal of Environmental Engineering

BetterNet: A Decision Support System for Chlorination of Water Distribution Systems



One of the challenging problems of water supply engineers is to provide safe water at the consumers’ tap. Chlorine is a widely utilized disinfectant in water distribution systems to provide such safety. Utilization of booster stations can be a remedy to keep free residual of chlorine levels within desirable limits and to satisfy acceptable low variability. In this research, a decision support system for chlorination of water distribution systems what we call BetterNet is developed. The system provides an effective tool for the decision makers and improves the quality of the WDS design process. More importantly, it reduces possible unnecessary expenditures due to wrong decisions about boosting station number, location and amount of chlorine to be used. With its tunable parameters and support to different objective functions, user can operate the system and obtain the decision support via easy-to-use graphical user interface.

No fo Author(s) : 3
Page(s) : 23 - 31
Electronic ISSN : 2374 - 1724
Volume 3 : Issue 1
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