Manufacturing Methods for Sulfur Concrete Sewer Pipe

EPA Contract Number: 68D98155
Title: Manufacturing Methods for Sulfur Concrete Sewer Pipe
Investigators: Lee, D. Y.
Small Business: Brimstone Pipe Company
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: II
Project Period: September 1, 1998 through September 1, 2000
Project Amount: $225,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II (1998) Recipients Lists
Research Category: SBIR - Pollution Prevention , Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


This Phase II, research project is intended to make the process of manufacturing sulfur lined Portland cement concrete pipe and manhole components a reality. Concrete pipe has many positive attributes such as strength and low cost. However, it is not an effective material in an acid environment. Feasibility studies performed in Phase I demonstrated the viability of the lining process. Phase II concentrates on quality control during manufacturing and a demonstration project where the product will be put into use.

During the first year, full-scale equipment will be designed and built and the manufacturing process will be refined in a laboratory. The second year involves using the equipment on concrete precast sites to provide product for demonstration projects. Measurements of life span, joint capacity, and strength of the pipe will be made to evaluate product performance.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, pollution prevention, urban infrastructure, engineering, chemistry, EPA., Scientific Discipline, Water, Sustainable Industry/Business, Chemical Engineering, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, concrete, sustainable development, waste minimization, waste reduction, environmentally conscious manufacturing, green design, clean technology, sulfur, alternative materials, sewer pipe, concrete , sulfur concrete, recycled building material, innovative technology, construction material, pollution prevention, green technology

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report

  • SBIR Phase I:

    Manufacturing Methods for Sulfur Concrete Sewer Pipe  | 1998 Progress Report  | Final Report