A case study for integrated modeling in urban drainage facilitating the interface approach

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Late research and developments show a trend towards in-tegrated models to simulate the urban drainage cycle to offer a complete picture of the system’s performance. However, in regard to integrated models considering wa-ter quality, only few actual case studies exist. We devel-oped such a model for the urban drainage system of Graz, Austria containing runoff generation, a sewer system, ac-tuators and the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of the city. This integrated model uses an interface ap-proach, which connects commonly known sub-models of the various subsystems by automated scripts. Following this methodology results in the advantage of an under-standable and easier to maintain integrated model for the sewer operator.
So far the model has been used to evaluate the impact of a newly constructed combined sewer storage tunnel (cen-tral storage tunnel – CST) on the existing WWTP and to derive best management practices (BMPs) for the inte-grated operation of the system in regard to minimizing the total emission load to the receiving water.
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2016
VeranstaltungInternational Conference on Water Management Modeling - Toronto, Kanada
Dauer: 24 Feb 201625 Feb 2016


KonferenzInternational Conference on Water Management Modeling



    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • !!Civil and Structural Engineering
    • !!Water Science and Technology
    • Environmental engineering

    Fields of Expertise

    • Sustainable Systems

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    Maier, R., Hofer, T. F., Gruber, G., & Muschalla, D. (2016). A case study for integrated modeling in urban drainage facilitating the interface approach. International Conference on Water Management Modeling, Toronto, Kanada.