Actual household tapwater consumption by hot and cold channel, respective temperatures, and artificial total flowrate with use of an innovative pulse model

Published: 6 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mkmb8v9cs6.1


The data shared are linked to the published article "A methodology for synthetic household water consumption data generation", by D. Kofinas, A. Spyropouloy, and C. Laspidou, in Environmental Modelling and Software, 2018. The attached sheets include data sets linked to 19 household pilots, 10 in Skiathos and 9 in Socnowiec. The sheets contain actual flowrates through the hot and cold channels, respective temperatures, and the synthetic flows that are generated by the algorithm described in the paper. The data sets refer to water flowrate values that are recorded every 30 sec of water consumption. Once there is flow in the monitored faucet/appliance, the sensor generates a record with the corresponding timestamp; at the end of the 30-sec period, it records the water consumption (in liters/min) during the 30-sec period. If the faucet/appliance is still on, the next timestamp is recorded and then the corresponding consumption, and so on. Every 30 sec, the sensor checks for flow and when the faucet/ appliance is off, no record is produced, thus finalizing the creation of a water consumption incident record. When the next water consumption incident starts, the procedure repeats itself. For the period in-between the two incidents, no record is produced. All incidents themselves have a 30-sec time step, but the starting time of an incident might be for example 45 s after the previous one. This means that sensor-produced data are not in the form of a single time series with a 30-sec time step, but are recorded in the form of numerous clusters each one representing a small time series of the equivalent incident. In reality, in order to distinguish between incidents, one detects when the time distance between two consecutive records is greater than 30 s. The number of records per incident is used to calculate its duration. This work was supported by the project ISS EWATUSdIntegrated Support System for Efficient Water Usage and Resources Managementdwhich is implemented in the framework of the EU 7th Framework Programme, Specific programme Cooperation Information and Communication Technologies; Grant Agreement Number 619228.


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University of Thessaly


Urban Water, Synthetic Water, Water Consumption, Demand of Household