|Authors:||Lewis A. Rossman U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY|
|Resource type:||Model Program Resource|
|Storage:||The size of this resource is 3.0 MB|
|Created:||Jan 31, 2018 at 4:05 p.m.|
|Last updated:|| Jan 31, 2018 at 9:32 p.m.
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EPANET is a computer program that performs extended period simulation of hydraulic and water quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks. A network consists of pipes, nodes (pipe junctions), pumps, valves and storage tanks or reservoirs. EPANET tracks the flow of water in each pipe, the pressure at each node, the height of water in each tank, and the concentration of a chemical species throughout the network during a simulation period comprised of multiple time steps. In addition to chemical species, water age and source tracing can also be simulated.
EPANET is designed to be a research tool for improving our understanding of the movement and fate of drinking water constituents within distribution systems. It can be used for many different kinds of applications in distribution systems analysis. Sampling program design, hydraulic model calibration, chlorine residual analysis, and consumer exposure assessment are some examples. EPANET can help assess alternative management strategies for improving water quality throughout a system.
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