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Main Title Demonstration of Innovative Sewer System Inspection Technology SewerBatt(TM).
Author Panguluri, S. ; Skipper, G. ; Donovan, S. ; Murray, D.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Water Supply and Water Resources Div.
Year Published 2014
Report Number EPA/600/R-14/081
Stock Number PB2016-100755
Additional Subjects Installation restoration ; Sewers ; Sewage disposal ; Water pollution ; Pollution abatement ; Soil pollution ; Contamination ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution abatement ; Water quality ; Leakage(Fluid) ; Hazardous wastes ; Decontamination ; Solid wastes ; Test and evaluation ; Toxic hazards ; Site investigations ; Geophysics ; Soil tests ; Sampling ; Environmental protection ; Health ; Quality assurance ; Laboratory tests ; Safety ; Organic compounds ; Monitoring ; Volatile organic compounds ; Chemical sewers ; Sanitary sewers
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NTIS  PB2016-100755 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The overall objective of this EPA-funded study was to demonstrate innovative a sewer line assessment technology that is designed for rapid deployment using portable equipment. This study focused on demonstration of a technology that is suitable for smaller diameter pipes (less than 12-inch diameter). The recently developed and commercially-available acoustic-based sewer pipe assessment technology demonstrated during this study was the SewerBattTM manufactured by Acoustic Sensing Technology LTD (ASTL), based in the United Kingdom. This technology can provide a rapid assessment of the need for pipe cleaning and to detect obstructions and defects in sewer pipes. Acoustic technologies require a minimal amount of equipment when compared to traditional closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection systems. This acoustic based technology has the potential to provide information in a matter of minutes to assist an operator in determining whether a sewer pipe might be partially or fully blocked and require cleaning or renewal. The speed of the assessment, using minimal equipment, has the potential to result in significant cost-savings compared to traditional methods, such as CCTV inspection. It is generally known that smaller diameter pipes (i.e., less than or equal to 12-inch diameter) contribute to over 90 percent of the sewer main backups reported in a typical city (Sprague, J., 2007). This study hence focused on the demonstration of an acoustic technology that is suited for smaller diameter pipes.