Optimization and Validation of Pumping System Design and Operation for Water Supply in High-Rise Buildings

The application of mathematical optimization methods provides the capacity to increase the energy efficiency and to lower the investment costs of technical systems, considerably. We present a system approach for the optimization of the design and operation of pumping systems and exemplify it by applying it to the water supply of high-rise buildings. The underlying … Read more

Resilient layout, design and operation of energy-efficient water distribution networks for high-rise buildings using MINLP

Water supply of high-rise buildings requires pump systems to ensure pressure requirements. The design goal of these systems are energy and cost efficiency, both in terms of fixed cost as well as during operation. In this paper, cost optimal decentralized and tree-shaped water distribution networks are computed, where placements of pumps at different locations in … Read more