publication . Conference object . 2011

Integrating Product Water Quality Effects In Holistic Assessments Of Water Systems

Martin Rygaard;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
While integrated assessments of sustainability of water systems are largely focused on quantity issues, chemical use, and energy consumption, effects of the supplied water quality are often overlooked. Drinking water quality affects corrosion rates, human health, applicability of water and aesthetics. Even small changes in the chemical composition of water may accumulate large impacts on city scale. Here, a method for integrated assessment of water quality is presented. Based on dose-response relationships a range of effects from different drinking water qualities is merged into a holistic economic assessment of water quality effects, production costs and enviro...
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