A bottom-up approach to estimate dry weather flow in minor sewer networks

J.A. Elías-Maxil, J.P. Van Der Hoek, J. Hofman, L. Rietveld

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In order to evaluate the feasibility of installing decentralised installations for wastewater reuse in cities, information about flows at specific spots of a sewer is needed. However, measuring intermittent flows in partially filled conduits is a technical task which is sometimes difficult to accomplish. This paper describes a method to model intermittent discharges in small sewers by linking a stochastic model for wastewater discharge to a hydraulic model to predict the attenuation of the discharges and its impact on the arrival time to a defined spot. The method was validated in a case study. The model estimated adequately the wastewater discharges on working days.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1066
Number of pages8
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number5
Early online date17 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • Dry weather flow modeling
  • Free surface flow
  • Minor sewer network
  • Stochastic water discharge modelling
  • Wastewater prediction
  • Hydraulic models
  • Wastewater reclamation
  • Bottom up approach
  • Dry weather flow
  • Free-surface flow
  • Intermittent discharge
  • Intermittent flows
  • Sewer networks
  • Wastewater discharge
  • Water discharges
  • Sewers
  • drinking water
  • bottom-up approach
  • discharge
  • dry season
  • estimation method
  • installation
  • numerical model
  • recycling
  • sewer network
  • stochasticity
  • wastewater
  • article
  • feasibility study
  • flow measurement
  • sewer
  • simulation
  • stochastic model
  • waste water
  • waste water recycling
  • water flow
  • water supply
  • weather
  • Drainage, Sanitary
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Water Supply
  • Weather


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