Evaluation of Harmony Search and Differential Evolution Optimization Algorithms on Solving the Booster Station Optimization Problems in Water Distribution Networks
Disinfection of water in distribution networks is usually achieved by chlorine injection at outlet of the treatment plants. However, such disinfection applications cause non-uniform chlorine residuals since chlorine decays during its propagation in the network. To maintain chlorine residuals within allowable limits, additional chlorine injection locations called as the booster stations are installed at some strategic locations of distribution networks. Therefore, estimation of the numbers, locations, and injection rates of the booster stations becomes an important problem. For this purpose, this chapter evaluates the performance of Harmony Search (HS) and Differential Evolution (DE) optimization algorithms for solving the booster station optimization problems.
KeywordsBooster stations Differential evolution algorithm Harmony search algorithm Water distribution networks
The work given in this chapter is supported by The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA)—The Young Scientists Award Programme (GEBIP). The second author thanks TÜBA for their support of this study.
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