Using Weather Radar to Optimise Operation of an Urban Drainage System with Distributed Rainwater Storage

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Abstract

The perspective of controlling the local rain water storage tanks for a small catchment is investigated to evaluate if a predictive control reduces the CSO from the storm drainage system. A weather radar based nowcast system is used to predict the actual precipitation two hours ahead. In case of more than 1 mm rain - the control strategy is set to empty all rainwater storage tanks down to 50% capacity in order to capture a significant part of the approaching rain. This strategy is evaluated though simulation with the MOUSE model. Simulations of scenarios without local storage tanks and with passive local rainwater storage tanks are used as a reference. The results show that local rain water storage tanks reduce the CSO’s by 50% and lower the maximal water levels in the storm drainage system. The active control clearly outperforms the passive storage strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Drainage Modelling : Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling
EditorsDušan Prodanović , Jasna Plavšić
Number of pages11
PublisherFaculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade
Publication date2012
ISBN (Electronic)978-86-7518-156-9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventNinth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 4 Sep 20126 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceNinth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling
CountrySerbia
CityBelgrade
Period04/09/201206/09/2012

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Keywords

  • Drainage
  • Modelling
  • Urban
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • SUDS
  • Weather Radar
  • Nowcast
  • MOUSE

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Rasmussen, M. R., Thorndahl, S. L., Bentzen, T. R., Nielsen, J. E., & Selc, T. (2012). Using Weather Radar to Optimise Operation of an Urban Drainage System with Distributed Rainwater Storage. In D. Prodanović , & J. Plavšić (Eds.), Urban Drainage Modelling: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade.
Rasmussen, Michael R. ; Thorndahl, Søren Liedtke ; Bentzen, Thomas Ruby ; Nielsen, Jesper Ellerbæk ; Selc, Torben . / Using Weather Radar to Optimise Operation of an Urban Drainage System with Distributed Rainwater Storage. Urban Drainage Modelling: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. editor / Dušan Prodanović ; Jasna Plavšić. Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, 2012.
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Rasmussen, MR, Thorndahl, SL, Bentzen, TR, Nielsen, JE & Selc, T 2012, Using Weather Radar to Optimise Operation of an Urban Drainage System with Distributed Rainwater Storage. in D Prodanović & J Plavšić (eds), Urban Drainage Modelling: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling, Belgrade, Serbia, 04/09/2012.

Using Weather Radar to Optimise Operation of an Urban Drainage System with Distributed Rainwater Storage. / Rasmussen, Michael R.; Thorndahl, Søren Liedtke; Bentzen, Thomas Ruby; Nielsen, Jesper Ellerbæk; Selc, Torben .

Urban Drainage Modelling: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. ed. / Dušan Prodanović ; Jasna Plavšić. Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, 2012.

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Rasmussen MR, Thorndahl SL, Bentzen TR, Nielsen JE, Selc T. Using Weather Radar to Optimise Operation of an Urban Drainage System with Distributed Rainwater Storage. In Prodanović D, Plavšić J, editors, Urban Drainage Modelling: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade. 2012