below ground drainage Articles

  • Experimental and numerical investigation of interactions between above and below ground drainage systems

    This paper presents the results of the experimental and numerical investigation of interactions between surface flood flow in urban areas and the flow in below ground drainage systems (sewer pipes and manholes). An experimental rig has been set up at the Water Engineering Laboratory at the University of Sheffield. It consists of a full scale gully structure with inlet grating, which connects the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ORC Reduces Benzene to Below Site Goals – The Netherlands

    Site Summary The former gasworks is located in the city of Enkhuizen residing in The Netherlands. Shortly after site activities ceased, the land was redeveloped. A site assessment indicated that the soil beneath a former cellar was contaminated with benzene. The depth of the contamination was estimated at 6 m-bgs (~20 ft), but couldn’t be assessed further due to restrictions caused by debris in ...


    By Regenesis

  • Combination of bespoke and standard ACO surface water drainage systems

    A series of unique, high performance channel drainage systems designed and manufactured by ACO Technic, the bespoke product development division of water management specialist ACO Technologies, has been installed across Heathrow's award winning Terminal Five. As well as helping to overcome some significant challenges posed by the site's design, the systems have played a key role in creating some ...


    By ACO Group

  • Using the Clean Development Mechanism to mitigate emissions from peatlands: “Avoided drainage” and “Rewetting” as new CDM activities

    Introduction Currently, the only land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities that are eligible under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are afforestation and reforestation (A/R), which allow for the generation of credits by net removal by sinks. This could include afforestation and reforestation of wet organic soils (peatlands), e.g. with peatswamp forest tree ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Excavator height measurement, protects power supplies, protects drivers

    In a change from their more usual applications controlling and measuring flow and level of all sorts of materials, Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd have supplied non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement to the North Level District Internal Drainage Board to measure the height of the arm of the jib arms mounted on hydraulic excavators used to keep the drainage channels clear. As the ...

  • Nitrate removal using different carbon substrates in a laboratory model

    Agricultural fields have been frequently identified as major contributors of nitrate leaching into surface and ground waters. Tile drains can act as direct pathways, transferring leached nitrate to surface water. Bioreactor filters are useful for the removal of nitrate from drainage waters; however, these filters require an external carbon supply to sustain denitrification. In this study, four ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bioremediation of diesel spill - cumbria, united kingdom

    Introduction Microbac has successful undertaken the clean up of a diesel spill at a site in Cumbria. The oil escaped from a large storage tank, located at the top of an incline after a problem occurred with closure of the valve. The position of the spill resulted in oil running down the incline and into the site drainage system. In response to the client"s request, Microbac ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Phosphorus retention in riparian buffers: review of their efficiency

    Received for publication February 15, 2008. Ground water and surface water interactions are of fundamental importance for the biogeochemical processes governing phosphorus (P) dynamics in riparian buffers. The four most important conceptual hydrological pathways for P losses from and P retention in riparian buffers are reviewed in this paper: (i) The diffuse flow path with ground water flow ...

  • Diamond is the clear choice for redclyffe yacht club case study

    Located in a particularly beautiful location on the River Frome, surrounded by water meadows and local footpaths, the Redclyffe Yacht club provides a haven for both members and visitors. There are many pleasant walks and tourist attractions within easy distance of the club, including the local town of Wareham. The facilities at the clubhouse include showers and toilets. Over the years the club ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Diamond is the clear choice for Redclyffe Yacht Club

    Located in a particularly beautiful location on the River Frome, surrounded by water meadows and local footpaths, the Redclyffe Yacht club provides a haven for both members and visitors. There are many pleasant walks and tourist attractions within easy distance of the club, including the local town of Wareham. The facilities at the clubhouse include showers and toilets. Over the years the club ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • ACO surface water management systems help create award winning retail environment

    Designers of the drainage system at the new Peterborough Garden Park have exploited the benefits of a number of AGO Water Management product ranges to create a value-engineered SUDS solution that has helped the development win the BCSC Out-of-Town Retail Scheme Gold Award. Runs of ACO KerbDrain, AGO Profile, ACO MultiDrain and ACO Brickslot form an integrated network that overcomes the site's ...


    By ACO Group

  • WPL’s easy to install diamond sewage treatment plant case study

    If you are lucky enough to be involved with a building project in the beautiful countryside of Great Britain, one thing you will find most properties have in common here is that they are likely to be off-mains drainage. When involved with an off-mains building project, it is important that you do know where your wastewater goes and what happens to it, usually by means of a domestic sewage ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Solving Basement Water Problems

    Working as a MA realtor for almost twenty five years, I can say without a question that one of the greatest fears of any home owner is having a water problem in their basement! When buying a home, the uneasiness of having a water issue will be magnified ten fold if the intention of the owner is to finish the basement as additional living space. Having a little bit of water in a 200 year old ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Dutch Dewatering, a Dry Construction Site Revenue Model

    It was the spring of 2010 - during the establishment phase of BBA Pumps Inc. At the time, I went to visit several construction sites in the Netherlands to see how successful dewatering was being organized. Talk about a small country showing how great it can be! It was an absolutely eye-opening experience. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • ACO KerbDrain provides single solution for ambitious city centre transport improvement scheme

    The adaptability and design versatility of ACO Water Management's award-winning combined drainage and kerb system, ACO KerbDrain, has been fully utilised by Derby City Council in realising its ambitious 'Connecting Derby' city centre transport improvement scheme. A mix of new road, and existing highway refurbishment, the requirements of the diverse drainage environments across the project have ...


    By ACO Group

  • Dogs put trust in onsite sewage treatment

    One of the obvious challenges of running Dogs Trust rehoming centres is the need to dispose of a significant quantity of hazardous waste. All locations not connected to mains drainage have to be served by reliable on site treatment systems and on completion of the latest installation at Salisbury a total of five WPL systems will be in operation around the UK. The charity cares for some 16,000 ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • ACO Water management systems play key SUDS role at new brick works

    Mansfield Brick's new £10 million manufacturing facility in Nottinghamshire has used a wide range of ACO Water Management products to complete a self-contained SUDS system that imposes no additional load on the main sewer network. Designed to withstand heavy plant and vehicle traffic as well as potentially high levels of debris carried in the surface water run-off, the system provides ...


    By ACO Group

  • Sub-watertable landfill groundwater risk assessment

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Sub-water table landfill site, UK Services: Data collation and analysis, hydrogeological risk assessment , regulatory liaison and negotiation, Environmental Permit Application support Issues: Sub-water table landfill site, sensitive receptors (major aquifer), potential risk to ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Concerns Related to Environmental Hazards

    Environmental site assessment assists the commercial developers to know any existing or the potential environmental Hazards or the liabilities seen in exact property. Well every commercial developer needs guarantee that their money is well invested. It works only through environmental monitoring assessment report that generally looks at physical improvements which need to be doe and underling ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • ACO KerbDrain helps meet the demanding performance specifications at Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey

    Constructing a road tunnel under the sensitive environment of the Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey has been a major engineering achievement. It has required every element of the project to meet not only the demanding highway performance specifications but also the absolute need to protect and preserve a unique ecological area. The tunnel's carriageway drainage system is no exception. The improvement ...


    By ACO Group

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