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Main Title Feasibility of Hydraulic Transport of Ground Household Refuse Through Sewer Appurtenances.
Author Monaghan, David A. ; Guzdar., Adi R. ;
CORP Author Foster-Miller Associates, Inc., Waltham, Mass.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Lab.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-68-03-0095; EPA/670/2-74-021;
Stock Number PB-239 915
Additional Subjects Refuse disposal ; Garbage disposal ; Sewers ; Grinders ; Hydraulics ; Slurries ; Sewage treatment ; Design ; Solid waste disposal ; Separation ; Fluid flow ; Urban planning ; Houses ; Household refuse grinders
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-239 915 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 138p
An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of hydraulic transport of ground refuse in sanitary sewers of conventional design. For hydraulic transport, the material of household refuse is ground in an automatic household grinder, mixed with nonfecal household sewage water, and introduced into the main sewer through the standard service connection. The slurry flows through the sewers under gravity. It was concluded that hydraulic transport of ground refuse in gravity sewers at concentrations of 1.0% is feasible. At very low velocities small pressure drops may occur at various appurtenances but are not significant relative to the overall head. At flow velocities of 2.5 feet per second and above these losses are negligible.