Ten years of joint research on the nature and causes of discoloured water has resulted in guidelines for the implementation of self-cleaning distribution networks. These were first introduced in the Netherlands in 1999. The self-cleaning concept has been monitored right from its beginnings. Based on this evaluation, significant observations were found on the contribution of changes in flow velocity to the self-cleaning characteristics of pipes. These observations will be further investigated and will form the basis for the concept of dynamic sediment transportation modelling.
First evaluation of new design concepts for self-cleaning distribution networks
M. van den Boomen, A. van Mazijk, R. H. S. Beuken; First evaluation of new design concepts for self-cleaning distribution networks. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua 1 February 2004; 53 (1): 43–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2004.0005
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