Sewer Infrastructure Articles

  • Crumbling Concrete Water Networks Linked to Common Water Treatment Additive

    Concrete distribution and sewer networks are being corroded at an alarming rate partly because of a commonly used additive in the domestic drinking water and wastewater treatment process according to published reports in the journal Science. In countries throughout the world from industrialized nations like Australia and the USA to developing nations like Colombia, Ghana and the Philippines, the ...

  • City Of North Bay Uses Condition Assessment On Critical Force Main To Implement Asset Management Plan

    On one hand, it may seem like a waste of capital dollars if you perform a pipeline condition assessment and the final analysis turns up no leaks. Alternatively, you can also look at the no-leak report as a good news validation story, especially when using the information to help establish an asset management ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Preventing sinkholes: avoiding costly repairs

    Examining the causes of sinkholes and how Deep Trekker is aiding in preventing costly repairs and unwarranted closures. When it comes to preventing sinkholes, we must first understand how and why they appear. Armed with this knowledge, we can then take proper action to thwart the sudden appearances of these, costly craters. Sinkholes slowly develop over time in and around areas ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Release of hydrogen sulfide in a sewer system under intermittent flow conditions: the Eiceira case study, in Portugal

    The presence and fate of hydrogen sulfide in wastewater systems were studied in two stretches of an intercepting sewer system located in a coastal village, in Portugal. A range of hydraulic parameters were obtained and liquid and gas phase measurements were carried out, both continuously and through intensive sampling campaigns. Upstream, where flow rates were relatively low, dissolved sulfide ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Five common problems with zero liquid discharge and how to solve them

    As more and more facilities are turning to zero liquid discharge (ZLD) for wastewater treatment and effluent reduction—whether it’s to comply with local discharge regulations or recycle and reuse as much water as possible in your process—more information is becoming available about the possible issues your facility might face while using ZLD technology. Because of the scope of ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Important Steps Of Trenchless Pipe Bursting In Alameda?

    Homeowners should ask themselves whether or not they know about the important steps of trenchless pipe bursting in Alameda? Pipe bursting is one of the two primary methods of trenchless sewer line repair that people are going to use. Pipe lining is the other primary method, and pipe lining is a popular one as well. However, many professional plumbers are going to use pipe bursting, particularly ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Influence of relative air/water flow velocity on oxygen mass transfer in gravity sewers

    Problems related to hydrogen sulfide may be serious for both network stakeholders and the public in terms of health, sustainability of the sewer structure and urban comfort. H2S emission models are generally theoretical and simplified in terms of environmental conditions. Although air transport characteristics in sewers must play a role in the fate of hydrogen sulfide, only a limited number of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Connections: Toasty Toes

    After 14 years of living on a houseboat we have now moved into an apartment in a private home. There are many wonderful things about this apartment - the lack of dry rot and any concerns about the wind direction are two of them. Perhaps my favorite is the radiant floor heat. Radiant heat, hot water piped under the floors, keeps your toes and the rest of your body toasty. Water is great for this ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Investigating the interactions of decentralized and centralized wastewater heat recovery systems

    In the urban water cycle there are different sources for extracting energy. In addition to potential and chemical energy in the wastewater, thermal energy can also be recovered. Heat can be recovered from the wastewater with heat exchangers that are located decentralized and/or centralized at several locations throughout the system. It can be recovered directly at the source (e.g. in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • When to Rent or Buy Tric Plumbing Equipment

    Without any doubt, Tric plumbing equipment is a new era in tric tools. So, what do the letters Tric stand for? They are used to mention trenchless plumbing equipment specially invented for the pipe bursting process that gave birth to the today trenchless home sewer replacement industry. Where should I rent or buy Tric plumbing equipment? Today, autonomous sewer ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Investigating the impacts of extraneous water on wastewater treatment plants

    To demonstrate the effects of increased extraneous water on operation, purification, and energy efficiency, two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been investigated in detail under the research project ‘Sealing of sewer pipes – Effects on the purification performance of WWTPs and their impact on the local water balance’. Both treatment plants, after evaluating and analyzing the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Shopping center avoids litigation by resolving sewer odor problems

    Mazzei Injector Company, LLC is a recognized industry leader in gas to liquid mass transfer primarily from its proven 25 year experience with ozone applications. In addition, Mazzei has installed the same patented Venturi injector and mixing nozzle technology in many municipal and industrial wastewater systems in applications at lift stations, equalization tanks, aeration basins, activated sludge ...

  • How do You Know When You Need Commercial Plumbers

    In your day-to-day routine, either at home or at your business, the plumbing doesn’t get much attention. That is, until it starts showing warning signs of problems via sinks, tubs, and shower stalls not draining, toilets not flushing, or sewage backing up into your basement. It’s true you can buy drain openers and cleaners in the hardware store or even in the grocery store, but these ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • WaStop Access protects residents in Lewiston NY, USA - Case Study

    Location: Lewiston New York, USA Client: City of Lewiston Problem: The effect of combined sewers (combined wastewater and storm water) and an area prone to flooding from the Niagara River, a section of Upper Mountain Rd in Lewiston New York have experienced repeated flooded basements. On a visit with Jeffery Ritter of the City of Lewiston, Bob ...


    By Wapro AB

  • An approximate model on three-dimensional groundwater infiltration in sewer systems

    Groundwater infiltration through cracked sewer pipes has caused significant economic losses. This paper presents a three-dimensional analytical expression for calculating the steady-state groundwater infiltration rate into sewer systems. As an extension of the previously developed two-dimensional model by the author, this new model can be used to simulate the infiltration through an orifice ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Do storm event samples bias the comparison between sewer deposits contribution?

    Previous researches demonstrated the occurrence of unique in-sewer sediment, the organic layer, on the Marais site in Paris, capable of explaining the entire wet weather sewer production of suspended particles. Other studies on sites having no similar organic sediment, Clichy in Paris and Ecully in Lyon, demonstrated a wet weather sewer deposits contribution (SDC) to effluent pollution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...

  • What Are The Benefits of Commercial Pipe Bursting?

    Repairs become more difficult when commercial aspects are involved. Aside from being disruptive for businesses and time consuming, they can also pose some safety and health hazards for the employees and customers. Trenchless technology has introduced a no-dig solution that can turn a potential sewage or drain problem into one that’s relatively seamless and quick. ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Residential Sewer and Drain Pipe Line Repairing by Pipe Bursting Method

    One responsibility a homeowner must accomplish is the regular maintenance and repairs around the house. The scale goes up according to how pressing the problem is. Decisive action must be done for emergency situations, especially when it comes to sewer line emergencies. As soon as you notice the pipes leaking or backing up, you’ll need to immediately have it inspected and repaired. If not, ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

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