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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Hourly Diurnal Flow Variations in Publicly-Owned Wastewater Treatment Facilities.
CORP Author Weston (Roy F.), Inc., West Chester, PA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-03-2775; EPA-600/2-81-218;
Stock Number PB82-107954
Additional Subjects Flow distribution ; Sewers ; Sewage treatment ; Fluid infiltration ; Age ; Surveys ; Ground water ; Pumping ; Flow rate ; Industrial wastes ; Peak discharge
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-107954 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 122p
A survey of 39 sanitary sewer collection systems was undertaken to determine the magnitude of hourly peak flows and to identify parameters most influencing the observed peaks. The significant parameters identified included: industrial contribution, collection system age, depth to groundwater and low lift pre-plant pumping stations. Collection systems with larger industrial contributions were observed to have higher peak flows than those with small industrial contributions. Variations in observed peak flows were exhibited between spring and summer periods in high groundwater and among old-age systems due to infiltration during the spring season. Low lift pre-plant pumping stations, depending upon their capacity and control, can create extremely high peak flows and pulses that do not reflect normal diurnal influent flow patterns.