Sewer Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • Adapted optimization model for planning regional wastewater systems: case study

    Wastewater systems are of crucial importance to the promotion of sustainable development. Through an integrated planning approach, the costs can be minimized and the resulting benefits maximized. A planning approach at regional level exploits the economies of scale, while achieving a better environmental performance. In this paper we set out a decision support approach for the planning of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Numerical modelling of air-water flows in sewer drops

    The presence of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water flows is an important factor to ensure the aerobic conditions recognised as beneficial to preventing the occurrence of detrimental effects. The incorporation of DO in wastewater flowing in sewer systems is a process widely investigated in order to quantify the effect of continuous reaeration through the air-liquid interface or air entrained due to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A novel freeze protection strategy for shallow buried sewer pipes: temperature modelling and field investigation

    The burial of sewer and water pipes below the maximum ground frost depth can be very costly and laborious in regions with cold winters. If a freeze protection measure is applied, the utility lines can be installed in a shallower trench to reduce the excavation needs. One freeze protection measure, so called heat tracing, consists of supplying heat along the pipes. In this work, the use of 4th ...


    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

  • 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

  • Performance assessment of a vertical flow constructed wetland treating unsettled combined sewer overflow

    The performance of a vertical flow constructed wetland for combined sewer overflow treatment (CSO CW) has been evaluated. The full-scale site has been monitored for 3 years for major pollutants and for two load events for a range of micropollutants (metals, metalloids and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)). Performance were predominantly high (97% for total suspended solids (TSS), 80% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sulfide emissions in sewer networks: focus on liquid to gas mass transfer coefficient

    H2S emission dynamics in sewers are conditioned by the mass transfer coefficient at the interface. This work aims at measuring the variation of the mass transfer coefficient with the hydraulic characteristics, with the objective of estimating H2S emission in gravity pipes, and collecting data to establish models independent of the system geometry. The ratio between the H2S and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How bursting head technology is useful in sewer pipe replacement?

    If you are worried that replacing a sewer pipe is going to be a nightmare, let me put your mind at ease. Gone are the days when replacing a sewer pipe meant tearing up your home or the whole front yard. With the latest technology in trenchless sewer replacement, you can get your sewer pipe replaced without any major construction work. The technology that is used today is called ‘ ...


    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

  • 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.

  • Estimation of combined sewer overflow discharge: a software sensor approach based on local water level measurements

    Combined sewer overflow (CSO) structures are constructed to effectively discharge excess water during heavy rainfall, to protect the urban drainage system from hydraulic overload. Consequently, most CSO structures are not constructed according to basic hydraulic principles for ideal measurement weirs. It can, therefore, be a challenge to quantify the discharges from CSOs. Quantification of CSO ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Will greywater reuse really affect the sewer flow? Experience of a residential complex in Al Ain, UAE

    Reuse of recycled wastewater is one of the most feasible unconventional urban water sources in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The extraction and reuse of greywater might affect the water and sewer pipe networks by changing flow characteristics. Therefore, the research question is how much greywater can be reused without affecting the existing water and sewer pipe networks? A residential ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Valuing information for sewer replacement decisions

    Decision-making for sewer asset management is partially based on intuition and often lacks explicit argumentation, hampering decision transparency and reproducibility. This is not to be preferred in light of public accountability and cost-effectiveness. It is unknown to what extent each decision criterion is appreciated by decision-makers. Further insight into this relative importance improves ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of belmont performs comprehensive analysis on rising force mains to guide long-range planning

    To help budget over the next 20 years, the City of Belmont (City) wanted to proactively understand and assess their force mains through a comprehensive condition assessment. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Belmont serves 26,000 residents and maintains more than 90 miles of sewer mains comprising of 85 miles of gravity mains and 5 miles of force mains, of varying size ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Effect of Enhanced Biochemical Processes in the Sewer Collection System on Influent Wastewater Characteristics and Wastewater Treatment Plant Performance

    Short Abstract (less than 100 words) In-Pipe Technology (IPT) employs sewer collection system bioaugmentation treatment to enhance the sewer biochemical processes by improving the microbiology in the collection system, and provides improved microbiology to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). In this presentation, the effect of IPT sewer collection system bioaugmentation on sewer ...

  • Combined Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) - Performance Focus: Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Reductio Case Study

    In-PIpe Technology Company, Inc., drastically accelerates the natural degradation of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in the collection system, thereby removing blockages and occlusions from the pipe and significantly reducing the occurrence of FOG-related sewer overflows, as well as the requisite equipment and manpower required for the physical removal of these blockages. Since In-Pipe started ...

  • Accepted Inspection Methods of Process Sewers.

    During the process of refining there is discharge of hazardous waste, this coupled with aging pipeline infrastructure creates a potential where waste can leak into the environment posing catastrophic threats to life. Federal agencies such as the EPA are beginning to penalize refineries that do not take necessary measures of disposing their waste. These refineries are subject to ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Mechanism and kinetics of biofilm growth process influenced by shear stress in sewers

    Sewer biofilms play an important role in the biotransformation of substances for methane and sulfide emission in sewer networks. The dynamic flows and the particular shear stress in sewers are the key factors determining the growth of the sewer biofilm. In this work, the development of sewer biofilm with varying shear stress is specifically investigated to gain a comprehensive understanding of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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