sewer monitoring Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Municipal sewer remote monitoring

    Sewers are critical heavy duty infrastructure components requiring costly maintenance. Many municipalities suffer from ageing pipelines that pose higher chances of failure. Sewer leak or overflow results in high cost as a result of civil reimbursement and due to inflected illness. Moreover Civilian frustration that results form the overflow is often targeted towards the municipality. Overflow can ...

  • Sewer Sociology – The Days of Our (Sewer) Lives

    ABSTRACTFor centuries mankind has recorded life’s events through hieroglyphics, stories, and books. In similar fashion, those of us in the sewer business recognize the daily rhythm of people’s lives through the diurnal patterns of water and sewer use. Differences can be seen between weekdays, weekends, and holidays, and other distractions and disruptions of everyday life can often be seen as a ...

  • Sewer Level Monitoring System - a case study

    Background - The business of sewage level monitoring in sewers is accelerating across many countries. Strict regulations, the need to avoid environmental disasters, violation fines, early warnings and planning needs are just some of the forces shaping this growing trend.   Challenges Quantifying sewage flow and level is one of the most ...

  • Avoiding Sewer Fires with Vapor Space Organics Monitoring

    ABSTRACTRegulation of flammable gases released from wastewater discharges is facilitated by the use of the Vapor Space Organics test method. Such regulation can reduce the risk of a flash sewer fire, resulting damage and potential injury. The updated 2003 VSO process developed by Severn Trent Laboratories produced data that was equivalent to the 1990 VSO process developed and used by the ...

  • Sewer-Flow Survey Project

    Environmontel Ltd Supply of HydroLog4 time-series database and flow data processing system for sewer-flow survey projects Environmontel Ltd, an established flow-survey company based in Worcester, selected HydroLog4 as their sewer-flow survey information system for use by survey teams on short-term drainage-area surveys and other longer-term monitoring projects. The ...

  • Case Study - Sewer Sensors

    Sewer Sensors Sewer sensors are offered by Solid Applied Technologies for remote level monitoring. The sesnors are ultrasonic, non-contact with no moving parts. The system is equipped with an external battery pack and can operate at a low-power-mode for long term life. The sensors are equipped with embedded GSM cellular modem and act as M2M terminals, transmitting data ...

  • Coupling acoustic devices for monitoring combined sewer network sediment deposits

    Combined sewer networks display some unique features that are not easily reproducible in the laboratory and have yet to be well understood. The transport of organic and mobile sediments, present in large quantities despite the use of optimal design practices, dramatically changes sewer flow patterns and the interaction between flow and sediment. To understand both the flow patterns and transport ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of erosion and sedimentation dynamic in a combined sewer network using online turbidity monitoring

    Eroded sewer sediments are a significant source of organic matter discharge by combined sewer overflows. Many authors have studied the erosion and sedimentation processes at the scale of a section of sewer pipe and over short time periods. The objective of this study was to assess these processes at the scale of an entire sewer network and over 1 month, to understand whether phenomena observed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring accumulation sediment characteristics in full scale sewer physical model with urban wastewater

    A series of experiments were carried out with real wastewater in a pilot flume located at A Coruña wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) (Spain). A full scale model was developed to test a circular (300 mm inner diameter) and an equivalent area egg-shaped plastic pipe under controlled experimental conditions (pipe slope 2–5‰, averaged discharge Q = 4 L/s). Velocity profiles and sediment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovative monitoring of combined sewer overflow (CSO) quality in the Liguori catchnment (Cosenza, Italy)

    Estimates of urban wet-weather flow pollutant loads are required to assess their impact on receiving waters and optimize wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and combined sewer overflow (CSO) operations. In particular, a quantitative characterization of flow quality by means of fairly accurate monitoring is required for developing a rational planning approach and preferential treatment strategies. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Behaviour of different cementitious material formulations in sewer networks

    Sewer networks are subjected to degradation, including biodeterioration of materials, in the presence of biogenic sulfuric acid, leading to costly repairs. To ensure durable structures, it is essential to select the best adapted materials. Two cementitious materials based on ordinary Portland cement (OPC) or calcium aluminate cement (CAC), were subjected to biodeterioration in the headspace of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring micropollutants in the Swist river basin

    Micropollutant pathways were studied for the Swist river basin (Western Germany). The aim was to verify the effectiveness of a monitoring approach to detect micropollutants entering the river. In a separate sewer system, water was frequently found to be contaminated with micropollutants. Improper connections of sewage canals to the stormwater network seemed to be the cause of pollution. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cost Effective Monitoring Strategies in MS4 Programs

    A Tale of Two Cities: The Evolution of Monitoring Strategies In Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Programs City of Hoover NPDES Permit History On October 12. 2001, the Alabama Department erf Environmental Management (ADEM) issued National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permit Number ALS000001 for "Birmingham Area Municipal Separate ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Wastewater - Case Study

    The Situation A wastewater treatment company operated an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose was to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time providing a wastewater treatment service for industries based in Northern California. The oily water mixes processed by the company were obtained from ...

  • Evaluation of effectiveness of combined sewer overflow control measures by operational data

    The effect of combined sewer overflow (CSO) control measures should be validated during operation based on monitoring of CSO activity and subsequent comparison with (legal) requirements. However, most CSO monitoring programs have been started only recently and therefore no long-term data is available for reliable efficiency control. A method is proposed that focuses on rainfall data for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring Nitrates in Drinking Water and Wastewater

    Nitrate is present in high levels in wastewater due in part to the high nitrates present in human sewage but also from some types of industrial effluent entering the municipal sewer system. Nitrate is also a very common contaminant in both surface water and ground water. Nitrate occurs naturally in source water as a result of decaying plants. However, there are other manmade sources of ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • The semi-sewer river: hydraulic backwater effects and combined sewer overflow reverse flows in Central Brussels reduce deoxygenation impact further downstream

    In 2011 and 2012 the dissolved oxygen content in the low-discharge river Zenne was monitored continuously, every 5 minutes, downstream of Brussels city centre, making it possible to document the complex mechanisms by which combined sewer overflow (CSO) spills affect both the hydraulics and the oxygen balance of the hydrosystem. In addition to oxygen demand impacts, proportions of water volumes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • IntelliServe Alarming System Improves Monitoring and Data Efficiency

    Indianapolis, IN - Like most American cities, Indianapolis had been facing increased scrutiny from residents about water quality issues. The U.S. EPA and state environmental agencies were calling for Indiana’s 105 cities with combined sewers to minimize or eliminate raw sewage overflows into local waterways. These overflows often occur after a quarter-inch or more of rain. In response, the ...


    By ADS Environmental Services

  • Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence

    Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence are capable of detecting hydrocarbons as low as 5 Parts per Billion and as high as 10,000 Parts per Million depending on the application.  Because only the target hydrocarbons will fluoresce, these monitors have no significant affect due to water turbidity (rust, dirt, gas bubbles, soot, etc.).  Fluorescence monitors provide a measurement ...

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