A review of Ancient Roman water supply exploring techniques of pressure reduction.

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dc.contributor.author Monteleone, M. C.
dc.contributor.author Yeung, Hoi
dc.contributor.author Smith, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-23T10:49:18Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-23T10:49:18Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation M.C. Monteleone, H. Yeung and R. Smith, A review of Ancient Roman water supply exploring techniques of pressure reduction. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, Vol 7, No 1, p113–120, 2007 en
dc.identifier.issn 1606-9749
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1826/1938
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/ws.2007.013
dc.description.abstract The Ancient Roman water supply systems still leave us astonished when admiring the solidity of the ruins of aqueducts surviving around Europe. Some parts of these systems are still in use at present and prove the practical efficiency of Roman hydraulics in the principles acquired from the populations living in the different regions of the Empire. In Pompeii the urban water supply system stands as a clear example of the Roman planning of urban complex networks by using small water towers to serve a limited numbers of users. This allowed to control the derivations and their maintenance and operated a disconnection from the high pressure mains and the low pressure pipes, maintaining a fixed maximum height of water over the final points of discharge. Considering the techniques for pressure reduction as a method to control leakages, this paper examines the ancient Roman water supply system to deduce some applications to modern urban networks built in new housing establishments. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IWA Publishing en
dc.subject Low pressure water supply systems en
dc.subject pressure control en
dc.subject Roman water supply en
dc.title A review of Ancient Roman water supply exploring techniques of pressure reduction. en
dc.type article en


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