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Main Title Centralized Management of Small Treatment Plants Using Instruments and Remote Alarms.
Author Kugelman, I. J. ; Cummins, M. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/108;
Stock Number PB88-147798
Additional Subjects Waste water ; Sewage treatment ; Facilities management ; Maintenance management ; Industrial plants ; Remote handling ; Remote sensing ; Safety engineering ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-147798 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 73p
The operation and maintenance of small treatment plants and associated lift stations pose unique and difficult problems to the authority responsible for their performance. Due to financial and manpower limitations, they must operate unattended the majority of the time. Undetected mechanical, electrical, or process failures can result in gross pollution (permit violations), equipment and property damage, and public complaints. Continuous monitoring of critical equipment and parameters make it unnecessary for operators to visit the remote sites on a daily basis. The U.S. EPA and the County of Cuyahoga, Ohio, cooperated on a field evaluation of this concept. Several low cost-field proven sensors were installed at the Richmond Park Terrace Wastewater Treatment Plant. The results of the study are presented in the paper. Included are: selection criteria of the equipment, installation details, record of service, effect on plant performance and economics and recommendations for system modification.