vacuum sewer Articles

  • Vacuum Sewers – Engineered Solution for a Multitude of Problems

    ABSTRACTThe City of Albuquerque is celebrating its 300th anniversary in the 2006. The city itself has been growing at a very rapid rate, expanding the urban boundaries into the rural countryside. This urban expansion has been most apparent in the river valleys of the Rio Grande, where groundwater is shallow and topography is very flat. As the urbanization of the valley areas north and south of ...

  • An economical, environmental, and social comparison between vacuum and gravity sewers in decentralized sanitation systems, with Egypt as a case study

    The conventional gravity sewer is the most commonly used rural sewerage system in developing countries. However, this system has many technical, economic, environmental, and social disadvantages. Vacuum sewers could serve as a good competitor as an alternative system to conventional gravity sewers. A sample of 33 rural villages with populations of <10,000 people is selected from Egypt. A ...


    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 ...

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • 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

  • Vacuum sewerage systems – a solution for fast growing cities in developing countries?

    Developed more than a century ago, the potential of vacuum sewerage systems remains underexploited. At the same time, the rapid urbanization in Asia brings about major challenges for municipal utilities. In this context, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) project ‘Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: the Urban Nexus’ gives technical advice to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternative collection systems for decentralized wastewater management: an overview and case study of the vacuum collection system in Eretria town, Greece

    In small and rural communities, the installation cost of conventional gravity-flow collection systems is often very expensive due to the presence of rocky terrain, high water table, unstable soils, extremely flat terrain, which may impose substantial difficulties in construction. Pressure, vacuum and septic tank effluent gravity collection systems are among the alternatives sewers used most ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ideal for city jobs - Case Study

    Ulrik Sinding, owner of Djursland Kloakservice ApS (a sewage service company in Trustrup, Denmark) was practically born into the vacuum tanker business. Already in 1979, as a 15-year-old, he was hired by the company that his father, Orla Sinding, started in 1964. In 1989, at the age of 25, Ulrik Sinding took over the company, which has installed Samson pumps in most of its vacuum tanker trucks. ...


    By Samson Pumps A/S

  • Utility Locating and Mapping at a Power plant case study

    An expansion was planned at a power plant in west central Florida. As part of the design build plan, all of the utilities within the proposed building footprint had to be located and mapped. There were two phases of the investigation. Utility designation was the first phase. This involved studying existing as-builts, performing site walkthroughs with plant personnel in order to ascertain a ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Make your supplier part of your emergency response team

    Your supplier should then make a determination of what fits best. After there is some understanding of the problem at hand, the choice of a pumping system can be made. Your vendor will determine the best combination of a technical and practical solution. The technical factors are usually the easiest for someone to get a handle on. The challenges of the practical solution are more difficult ...

  • Backreaming through rock — with AXIS Guided Boring System

    Taking on a challenge is nothing out of the ordinary for the experienced trenchless installation experts at Midwest Mole. Since its founding in 1982, the Indianapolis-based contactor has earned a reputation for installation innovation; overcoming obstacles and defying the odds. So, these trenchless pros didn’t hesitate to take on another challenge despite the recognition that they would ...


    By Vermeer

  • Who Says Charity has to Cost Money?

    It is a rare and delightful occurrence when altruistic motives and the quest for profit coincide in such a way that following one begets the other.  The reuse and recycling of waste water is just such a project, especially in industrial applications replacing municipal potable drinking water supplies.  When one considers the fact that more than a billion people in the world are without ...

  • Street Elbow Introduction

      A street elbow is a type of plumbing or plumbing connection intended to join a piece of pipe and another corner fitting. The difference between a street bend and a regular bend is the nature of the connections at each end.   A regular elbow has a female connector or FIP connection at both ends. A hub ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Collection system aeration and the microbial benefits

    In late 2015 Reliant Water Technologies introduced the Wet Well Wizard, an aeration tool for the wet wells in collection systems. During 14 months of field testing the patent pending Wizard System, the primary objectives were to eliminate FOG (fat, oil and grease) caps and to reduce H2S, eliminating it if possible. All trials were proven excellent with very few changes to the product that ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Case study - City of Sault Ste. Marie - Pressure Monitoring

    The condition assessment project consisted of a Sahara pipeline inspection to detect any leaks or pockets of trapped gas on the lines, as well as a period of pressure transient monitoring on each pipeline to check for any sudden peaks or drops in the pressures which could be damaging to the lines. Service: Sahara Transient Pressure Monitoring Client: City of Sault Ste. Marie Type of ...

  • Large Diameter Impellers Make Trash Pumps More Versatile

    The introduction of these impellers allow for a higher range of discharge pressure. Pumps are available in many types—diaphragm, positive displacement and progressive cavity—but the most common is a centrifugal pump. Centrifugal pumps have an impeller that spins, transferring energy to the fluid by centrifugal force and directing the water to the discharge point within the ...

  • First State-funded cleanup using electrical resistivity heating technology

    The Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) completed remediation at a former dry cleaning facility in the city of Owosso using electrical resistivity heating (ERH) technology. Electrical resistivity heating is an in­situ electrical heating technology that uses electricity and applies it into the ground through electrodes. The resistance of the electricity traveling through the ground ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water. The research team ...

  • Treatment of wastewater from anaerobic digestion

    The Client The customer is power plant which produces biogas from biomass and sewage farm, through anaerobic digestion and thermal recovery, located nearby Munich in Germany. The Client’s needs Biogas is produced by the fermentation of organic substances of animal and vegetal origin in absence of oxygen (anaerobic process). This process produces a ...


    By EVALED-Evaporator

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