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Cost and energy implication of leakage in Water Supply Schemes in Ireland

Ramlagan, Kaylass, Sohail, M. and Mourshed, Monjur 2012. Cost and energy implication of leakage in Water Supply Schemes in Ireland. Presented at: IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy 2012, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012. London, UK: International Water Association (IWA),

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Leakage in Water Supply Schemes (WSS) is a growing problem worldwide as well as in Ireland. Cost and energy associated with leakage is becoming more important as progressively poorer quality raw water is treated to increasingly higher standards. Although researches have addressed the growing leakage problem in large water supply schemes around the world, small & medium size schemes as commonly found in Ireland have received little consideration. This research aims to develop an innovative method to determine cost and energy associated with leakage in WSS. The method is illustrated using collated data for year 2009 from three WSS in Ireland. The results show that significant energy and cost savings were possible if leakage was reduced to an acceptable level. The potential for carbon reduction led to the conclusion that the water sector could contribute in achieving Ireland’s carbon emission target to below the Kyoto agreement level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Supply; Energy Conservation; Leakage; Pipes and Pipelines
Publisher: International Water Association (IWA)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:18

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