Real-time Monitoring and Operational Control of Drinking-Water Systems

  • Vicenç Puig
  • Carlos Ocampo-Martínez
  • Ramon Pérez
  • Gabriela Cembrano
  • Joseba Quevedo
  • Teresa Escobet

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jordi Meseguer, Joseba Quevedo
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ramon Ariño, Jordi Meseguer, Ramon Pérez, Joseba Quevedo
    Pages 21-33
  4. Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Ramon Pérez, Gerard Sanz
      Pages 37-52
    3. Gerard Sanz, Ramon Pérez
      Pages 53-78
    4. Gerard Sanz, Ramon Pérez
      Pages 79-98
    5. Jordi Saludes, Joseba Quevedo, Vicenç Puig
      Pages 99-111
  5. Real-time Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Ramon Pérez, Josep Cugueró, Gerard Sanz, Miquel A. Cugueró, Joaquim Blesa
      Pages 115-130
    3. Fatiha Nejjari, Ramon Pérez, Vicenç Puig
      Pages 131-152
    4. Ramon Sarrate, Fatiha Nejjari, Joaquim Blesa
      Pages 153-173
    5. Joseba Quevedo, Diego Garcia, Vicenç Puig, Jordi Saludes, Miquel Angel Cugueró, Santiago Espin et al.
      Pages 175-193
    6. Teresa Escobet, Ramon Sarrate, Ramon Comasolivas
      Pages 195-224
  6. Real-time Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Gabriela Cembrano, Vicenç Puig, Carlos Ocampo-Martínez, Meritxell Minoves, Ramon Creus
      Pages 227-249
    3. Ye Wang, Gabriela Cembrano, Vicenç Puig, Maite Urrea, Juli Romera, David Saporta et al.
      Pages 251-267
    4. Juan Manuel Grosso, Carlos Ocampo-Martínez, Vicenç Puig
      Pages 269-290
    5. Vicenç Puig, Carlos Ocampo-Martínez, Deneb Robles, Luis Eduardo Garza-Castañón
      Pages 291-319
    6. Carlos Ocampo-Martínez, Vicenç Puig
      Pages 321-339
    7. Juan Manuel Grosso, Carlos Ocampo-Martínez, Vicenç Puig
      Pages 341-360
  7. Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Julián Barreiro-Gomez, Gerardo Riaño-Briceño, Carlos Ocampo-Martínez, Nicanor Quijano
      Pages 363-383
    3. Congcong Sun, Gabriela Cembrano, Vicenç Puig
      Pages 385-400
    4. Diego Garcia, Vicenç Puig, Joseba Quevedo, Miquel Angel Cugueró
      Pages 401-423
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 425-428

About this book


This book presents a set of approaches for the real-time monitoring and control of drinking-water networks based on advanced information and communication technologies. It shows the reader how to achieve significant improvements in efficiency in terms of water use, energy consumption, water loss minimization, and water quality guarantees.
The methods and approaches presented are illustrated and have been applied using real-life pilot demonstrations based on the drinking-water network in Barcelona, Spain.
The proposed approaches and tools cover:
• decision-making support for real-time optimal control of water transport networks, explaining how stochastic model predictive control algorithms that take explicit account of uncertainties associated with energy prices and real demand allow the main flow and pressure actuators—pumping stations and pressure regulation valves—and intermediate storage tanks to be operated to meet demand using the most susta
inable types of source and with minimum electricity costs;
• decision-making support for monitoring water balance and distribution network quality in real time, implementing fault detection and diagnosis techniques and using information from hundreds of flow, pressure, and water-quality sensors together with hydraulic and quality-parameter-evolution models to detect and locate leaks in the network, possible breaches in water quality, and failures in sensors and/or actuators; 
• consumer-demand prediction, based on smart metering techniques, producing detailed analyses and forecasts of consumption patterns, providing a customer communications service, and suggesting economic measures intended to promote more efficient use of water at the household level.

Researchers and engineers working with drinking-water networks will find this a vital support in overcoming the problems associated with increased population, environmental sensitivities
and regulation, aging infrastructures, energy requirements, and limited water sources.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Real-time Monitoring Real-time Operational Control Drinking-water Networks Model Predictive Control Leak Detection and Localization Fault Diagnosis Water Demand Forecasting Fault Diagnosis Fault-tolerant Control Sensor-Data Validation and Reconstruction

Editors and affiliations

  • Vicenç Puig
    • 1
  • Carlos Ocampo-Martínez
    • 2
  • Ramon Pérez
    • 3
  • Gabriela Cembrano
    • 4
  • Joseba Quevedo
    • 5
  • Teresa Escobet
    • 6
  1. 1.Research Center “Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control” (CS2AC-UPC)TerrassaSpain
  2. 2.Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica IndustrialCSIC-UPCBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Research Center “Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control” (CS2AC-UPC)TerrassaSpain
  4. 4.Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica IndustrialCSIC-UPCBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Research Center “Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control” (CS2AC-UPC)TerrassaSpain
  6. 6.Research Center “Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control” (CS2AC-UPC)TerrassaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50750-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50751-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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