sewer modeling Articles

  • Modeling storage capacity in Amsterdam’s sewer system

    About Waternet Waternet is a joint executive within the Amsterdam City Council and the regional management board Amstel, Gooi en Vecht, undertaking strategy, policy, design, planning, projects and administration for wastewater, groundwater and potable water. The organization controls 12 wastewater treatment plants, 3,500km of stormwater and wastewater pipelines, 500km of pressure pipes, ...


    By Innovyze

  • A dynamic ventilation model for gravity sewer networks

    To implement any effective odour and corrosion control technology in the sewer network, it is imperative that the airflow through gravity sewer airspaces be quantified. This paper presents a full dynamic airflow model for gravity sewer systems. The model, which is developed using the finite element method, is a compressible air transport model. The model has been applied to the North Head ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Different approaches for modelling of sewer caused urban flooding

    The correct prediction of flooding in urban areas is an important challenge to secure the values and fulfil public regulations. Traditional sewer simulations deliver the basic information for a rudimental flood protection, but the interaction between sewer and surface runoff can only be considered by a bi-directional modelling. Therefore detailed information about the relevant structures on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling the viability of heat recovery from combined sewers

    Modelling of wastewater temperatures along a sewer pipe using energy balance equations and assuming steady-state conditions was achieved. Modelling error was calculated, by comparing the predicted temperature drop to measured ones in three combined sewers, and was found to have an overall root mean squared error of 0.37 K. Downstream measured wastewater temperature was plotted against modelled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Different approaches for modelling of sewer caused urban flooding

    The correct prediction of flooding in urban areas is an important challenge to secure the values and fulfil public regulations. Traditional sewer simulations deliver the basic information for a rudimental flood protection, but the interaction between sewer and surface runoff can only be considered by a bi-directional modelling. Therefore detailed information about the relevant structures on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating the role of deterioration models for condition assessment of sewers

    Ensuring reliable structural condition of sewers is an important criterion for sewer rehabilitation decisions. Deterioration models applied to sewer pipes support the rehabilitation planning by means of prioritising pipes according to their current and predicted structural status. There is a benefit in applying such models if sufficient inspection data for calibration, an appropriate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A sewer ventilation model applying conservation of momentum

    The work presented herein was completed in an effort to characterize the forces influencing ventilation in gravity sewers and to develop a mathematical model, based on conservation of momentum, capable of accounting for friction at the headspace/pipe interface, drag at the air/water interface, and buoyancy caused by air density differences between a sewer headspace and ambient. Experiments were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • VortSentry storm sewer upgrade, Markham, ON

    Customer: Brennan Paving Engineering Firm: URS Consultants Contractor: Brennan Paving Approving Agency: URS Consultants & M.O.E. Project Details: This project involved the widening and improving the existing storm sewers on Warden Avenue in the Town of Markham. Some of the products supplied on ...


    By Armtec

  • 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.

  • VortSentry storm sewer upgrade, Markham, ON

    Customer: Brennan Paving Engineering Firm: URS Consultants Contractor: Brennan Paving Approving Agency: URS Consultants & M.O.E. Project Details: This project involved the widening and improving the existing storm sewers on Warden Avenue in the Town of Markham. Some of the products supplied on ...


    By Armtec

  • Modelling sewer sediment deposition, erosion, and transport processes to predict acute influent and reduce combined sewer overflows and CO2 emissions

    Understanding of solids deposition, erosion, and transport processes in sewer systems has improved considerably in the past decade. This has provided guidance for controlling sewer solids and associated acute pollutants to protect the environment and improve the operation of wastewater systems. Although measures to decrease combined sewer overflow (CSO) events have reduced the amount of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A review of sulfide emissions in sewer networks: overall approach and systemic modelling

    The problems related to hydrogen sulfide in terms of deterioration of sewer networks, toxicity and odor nuisance have become very clear to the network stakeholders and the public. The hydraulic and (bio)chemical phenomena and parameters controlling sulfide formation, emission and their incidences in sewer networks are very complex. Recent research studies have been developed in gravity and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of sewer on-line total solids data in wastewater treatment plant modelling

    We describe a neural network model of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in which on-line total solids (TS) sewer data generated by a novel microwave sensor is used as a model input variable. The predictive performance of the model is compared with and without sewer data and with modelling with a traditional linear multiple linear regression (MLR) model. In addition, the benefits of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integration of urban runoff and storm sewer models using the OpenMI framework

    This paper presents an integrated modeling approach that combines the legacy urban runoff and the legacy storm sewer models with data exchange at runtime to simulate sewer flows with real-time rainfalls. A software system called IRES has been developed to demonstrate the proposed approach. IRES uses the RUNOFF and the EXTRAN block of Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) as the legacy urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving the benefits of sewer condition deterioration modelling through information content analysis

    As urban sewer infrastructures age, it becomes increasingly important to make effective decisions to maintain the structural condition of the sewers at an acceptable level. To support the decision-making process, the utility manager can apply sewer deterioration models. However, the quality of the decision support from such models is dependent on the accuracy and reliability of the ...


    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

  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Transformations of Sulfide in a Sewer System – Field Study and Model Simulations

    ABSTRACTThe formation and fate of sulfide in a force main and a downstream-located gravity sewer were investigated in an extensive field study. Sulfide formation during approximately 4 hours of anaerobic transport in the force main was significant. The following gravity sewer was aerobic and a fast reduction of the sulfide concentration was observed due to sulfide oxidation and emission of ...

  • Predicting wastewater temperatures in sewer pipes using abductive network models

    A predictive modelling technique was employed to estimate wastewater temperatures in sewer pipes. The simplicity of abductive predictive models attracts large numbers of users due to their minimal computation time and limited number of measurable input parameters. Data measured from five sewer pipes over a period of 12 months provide 33,900 training entries and 39,000 evaluation entries to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adaptation of sewer networks using integrated rehabilitation management

    The urban water structure is aging and in need of rehabilitation. Further, the need to address future challenges (climate change, urban development) also arise lines. This study investigates if it is possible to combine rehabilitation and adaptation measures. To do so, we combined an urban development model, an urban drainage model and a rehabilitation model. A case study of a medium-sized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quick and accurate Cellular Automata sewer simulator

    As urbanisation and climate change progress, the frequency of flooding will increase. Each flood event causes damage to infrastructure and the environment. It is thus important to minimise the damage caused, which can be done through planning for events, real-time control of networks and risk management. To perform these actions, many different simulations of network behaviour are required ...


    By IWA Publishing

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