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Pressure Transient Utilization for Pipeline Particle Deposits Laceration


“This study examined the utilization of transient shear stress for cleaning sediment and biofilm materials adhered to the inner walls of pipes in water distribution systems. This approach is presented as a potential method for material resuspension during pipe flushing. This is done to prevent discoloration and low-water-quality events, which can be a major concern for both water utilities and consumers. This work builds and expands on previous work on biofilm detachment under unsteady flows. This study explored the manipulation of existing valves to induce high transient shear stresses that, in turn, resuspend materials adhering to the pipe walls. Through the use of valves strategically positioned along the water distribution system, the systems are subjected to consecutive controlled transient pressure waves. It is possible to capitalize on the interference properties of the controlled transient waves at various points in the system. It is in this condition that various pressure waves can merge within the system, causing high pressures and relatively high shear stresses. However, it is vital to keep the pressure confined within the allowed range to ensure the integrity of the system. A Lagrangian with unsteady friction method was implemented and applied for modeling the transient behavior in two water networks.”

(Citation: Zeidan, M., Ostfeld, A. – Pressure Transient Utilization for Pipeline Particle Deposits Laceration – Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 150(2023)2, art. no. 04023063 – DOI: 10.1061/JHEND8.HYENG-13671)

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