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Arequipa-Nexus Team Highlights: Toward Clean Water: Avoid Intrusion of Contaminants into Water Systems

August 12, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hasn't slowed down the Towards Clean Water project. In fact, they are ahead of schedule! The PI and Co-PI at UNSA collaborated and built up their capacity for research and publications, which resulted in 5 journal papers published and 2 in preparation, 2 papers to be submitted for review, 6 conference papers and 2 posters.

The journal papers present current state-of-the-art technologies that predict water pipe failure and assess risks. These tools could help support decisions and plans of infrastructure managers and civil engineers.

Please see below for links to the team's published papers:

  • Dawood T., Elwakil, E., Novoa H., Delgado J. (2019) "Water Pipe Failure Prediction and Risk Models: State-of-the-Art Review" Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Link to the paper.
  • Dawood, T., Elwakil E., Novoa H., Garate J. (2019) "Pipe Failure Prediction and Risk Modeling in Water Distribution Networks: A Critical Review." International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology. Denver, CO, USA. Link to the paper.
  • Dawood, T., Elwakil E., Novoa H., Garate J. (2019) "A Contamination Risk Model for Water Distribution Networks." International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology. Denver, CO, USA. Link to the paper.
  • Dawood, T., Elwakil, E., Novoa H., Delgado J. (2020) “Toward Sustainable Water System: Modeling Pipe Failure in Water Distribution Networks". 6th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Santa Ana, California, April 23-25, 2020. Link to the paper.
  • Dawood T., Elwakil, E., Novoa H., Delgado J. (2020) "Pressure Data-Driven Model for Failure Prediction of PVC Pipelines."  Engineering Failure Analysis Journal. Link to the paper. 

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Tim Filley

Timothy Filley
Professor, Purdue University
Nexus Institute Director
Director, C4E
Phone: +1 765 49-46581
E-mail: c4e-nexus@purdue.edu


Gustavo Polanco

Henry Gustavo Polanco Cornejo
Dean, School of Process Engineering, UNSA
Nexus Institute Co-Director
E-mail: hpolancoc@unsa.edu.pe

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