Bounds on water quality sensor network performance from design choices and practical considerations
Author: P. van Thienen, B. de Graaf, J. Hoogterp, J. van Summeren, A. Vogelaar
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Bounds of limitations on traditional approaches to optimal water quality sensor placement in drinking water distribution networks, oriented towards obtaining information and mitigating effects, approaches optimizing the utility’s response to a contamination event merit wider study and application. In this contribution, we study and discuss the performance of these different approaches. We also show that practical considerations may impose significant limitations on the achievable performance of a water quality sensor network. Both aspects should be taken into account when performing a sensor placement optimization for a real drinking water distribution network.