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Contamination source inference in water distribution networks

@article{Braunstein2017ContaminationSI,
  title={Contamination source inference in water distribution networks},
  author={Alfredo Braunstein and Alejandro Lage-Castellanos and Ernesto Ortega},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2017}
}
We study the inference of the origin and the pattern of contamination in water distribution networks. We assume a simplified model for the dyanmics of the contamination spread inside a water distribution network, and assume that at some random location a sensor detects the presence of contaminants. We transform the source location problem into an optimization problem by considering discrete times and a binary contaminated/not contaminated state for the nodes of the network. The resulting… 

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