sewer cleaning Articles

  • When is a Sewer not a Sewer

    Any Sewer is a Sewer –isn’t it? If you were to ask the average man on the street what happened to the water that left his house via the myriad of drain pipes, overflows, soil stacks, gutters, sewer pipes etc would he really know what happened to it? Do consumers actually know or understand that there are different sewers running under their feet? In an effort to control the spiralling ...

  • Oil recovery reduces sewer cleaning

    Doskocil Food Service Company, a division of Foodbrands America, Hutchinson, Kan., produces 2 million pounds of pizza toppings a week. After cooking, the meat toppings are flash-frozen in one of two spiral freezers. Air currents within the freezer carry grease-containing vapors through the ammonia freezer coils, where they adhere and become lodged. Doskocil uses 1,600 gallons of water per hour to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Sewer Cleaning Hose Cover analyzed for effectiveness.

    Sewer cleaning hose covers look pretty much the same. But there are big differences which are not visually apparent to the human eye. A hose produced by one specific manufacturer may appear to have a thick cover, but this is very misleading.  This is due a large diameter filament “open braid” which this manufacturer uses on top of the normal braid.  This large diameter open ...


    By Dyna Flex Inc.

  • Remediating Unforeseen Sewer Contaminants

    Getting the PCBs out Who: Jersey City, N.J., Municipal Utilities Authority Tons of clean sediment removed: 4,469 Tons of PCB-contaminated sediment: 2,502 Consulting engineer: Boswell Engineering: South Hackensack, N.J. Environmental maintenance contractor: National Water Main ...

  • Sewer Level Monitoring - Photos

    Sewer Level Monitoring - Photos Photos in this article present the complexity and versatility of sewer level monitoring. When examining the photos, pay special attention to the stand-alone autonomous characteristics of each installation. In lack of any cabling from the outside, whether data cables or power cables, the solution is fed from its own battery power supply. Data is tranmitted ...

  • Picking the right Sewer Camera

    Sewer camera models are pretty straightforward, in most cases. But, there are many options if you want a sewer camera or commonly called snake camera. This type comes many varieties: Pipe Inspection camera with viewing capabilities only, sewer ...


    By USA Borescopes

  • Sedimentation dynamics in combined sewer systems

    Sediments in combined sewers may negatively affect the performance of sewer systems and significantly promote the formation of hydrogen sulfide. To prevent this, German sewer systems are cleaned regularly but at high costs. In order to optimize the cleaning intervals, this study investigates how deposits build up and change over a defined period under constant conditions. The experiments were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer Siphon Assessment and Air Jumper Design

    ABSTRACTIn response to customer complaints about sewer odor, Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), California launched a project to investigate the ventilation requirements of existing sewer siphons, to verify adequacy of existing air jumper operation, and determine the need for new air jumpers or additional air jumper capacity. The challenge was assessing sewer siphon air jumper adequacy ...

  • Cleaning mold containing surfaces

    Once a determination is made that a moldy surface can be cleaned instead of removed or demolished, what cleaning agents are effective in removing or killing the mold? Many factors influence the selection of a cleaning agent. 1). The type of surface to be cleaned: Is it porous? Hard such as cement or sheetrock? Soft, such as cloth, fabric or wallpaper? Absorbent and thick such as rugs, ...

  • The natural way to clean wastewater

    John Todd founded Ocean Arks International in the 1980s, where he started to experiment with processes that mimic natural ways to purify wastewater. He built a greenhouse and ran sewage through a series of tanks, with plants suspended in the flowing waters, and constructed marshes made of sand and gravel. No chemicals were added, but plenty of aquatic creatures from snails to small fish were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • BA150E pumps on a large sewer bypass in Greenville, SC

    Renewable Water Resources has initiated a large sewer bypass project in the Richland Creek area of downtown Greenville that will allow for necessary increased sewer capacity. This project includes the construction of 14,000 linear feet of new ductile iron gravity trunk sewer. Ruby Collins, Inc. was awarded for temporary bypassing and dewatering of sewers during this comprehensive project. ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Case Study: Precision Machine Shop Eliminates Sewer Discharge

    Samsco Water Evaporator enables both cost reduction and elimination of sewer discharge. TEC, Inc. (Rockville, MD), providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and precision machining, for more than thirty years, has partnered with many well-known technology companies to meet their need for superior quality, precision metal products.  Their offerings range from simple metal components to ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Financing the Clean Water Atlanta Initiative

    ABSTRACTOver approximately a 15-year period, the City of Atlanta will invest nearly $4 billion in its water and wastewater infrastructure, in part to ensure compliance with Consent Decrees entered into in the late 1990s related to Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). This investment has occasioned execution of a strategic financial ...

  • Maximazing Operational Capacity for Outfall Sewers through Innovative Design

    ABSTRACTThe City of Lincoln, Nebraska has undertaken a strategy to accelerate development of infrastructure systems for critical areas of the community, with the goal of nearly doubling the development rate for those areas. The Little Salt Creek drainage basin is a growing service area which includes over 3,000 acres of developed land and ultimately 5,300 acres in all. The majority of the ...

  • City of Slidell’s drainage and sewer system recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath damaged the drainage and the sewerage collection system in the City of Slidell (City), creating health and safety issues for both the general public and emergency/recovery personnel working in the city. The efforts by the City in restoring these systems were critical to making the city safe and functional for the return of its citizens. This paper will try and ...

  • Drain Cleaning Does Not Require Digging Anymore

    The professionals at Lake Norman Septic use cable snakes and other tools to locate your septic issue and unclog any drains and pipes. Before these techniques existed a septic tank issue often meant intensive digging and weeks of messy yard waste. The new cable snakes use tiny cameras than can easily squeeze through your sewer and septic ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • M-Coating – drain & sewer spraylining the economical solution to manhole shaft renovation

    M-Coating – Procedure for renovating a manhole shaft using ERGELIT Kombina KS M-Coating is a new, innovative renovation technique for both round and rectangular drainage shafts from 500mm to 1200mm. It is based on over 15 years of the Hermes company’s experience. Using this centrifuge spray technique, walls of shafts up to 10 metres deep can be coated to a realistic thickness. ...


    By HERMES Technologie Ltd.

  • Modeling fats, oil and grease deposit formation and accumulation in sewer collection systems

    Fats, oil and grease (FOG) deposits in sewer systems are responsible for approximately 25% of all annual line blockages in the United States and lead to the release of 3–10 million gallons of untreated wastewater to the surrounding environment. Considerable effort has been made to maintain the conveyance of wastewater by cleaning pipes that have a significant FOG deposit accumulation. Changes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling the erosive effects of sewer flushing using different sediment transport formulae

    A numerical investigation to simulate the cleaning effects of successive flushes over sediment beds in prismatic channels is presented in this paper. The 1D De Saint Venant-Exner equations were used to describe the temporal evolution of the sediment bed after each flush. The predictive capacity of two sediment transport formulae was explored against experimental results from laboratory tests. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovative use of lamella clarifiers for central stormwater treatment in separate sewer systems

    Lamella settlers have been used in the past few years for the sedimentation of particles in wastewater and stormwater applications. A new and very innovative approach for the treatment of stormwater flows is proposed which extends the portfolio of solutions beyond traditional settling tanks. Surface runoff is stored in a sewer or a basin and finally treated in a small but continuously operated ...


    By IWA Publishing

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