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Main Title Novel methods and materials of construction /
Author Harber, A. F. ; Bain, Jr, R. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Bain, R. C.
CORP Author Brown and Caldwell, Seattle, WA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-079; EPA-68-03-2512
Stock Number PB80-113681
OCLC Number 13600498
Subjects Sewage disposal plants--Design and construction. ; Sewage disposal plants--Costs.
Additional Subjects Construction materials ; Facilities ; Technology innovation ; Sewage treatment ; Construction costs ; Design criteria ; Waste treatment ; Design standards ; Management planning ; Construction management ; Sewage treatment plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD653.M37 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-079 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/07/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-79-079 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/30/2016
EKAM  EPA-600/2-79-079 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 10/23/1998
ERAD  EPA 600/2-79-079 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/01/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-079 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-113681 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xvi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this study was to identify the structural and nonstructural factors which influence the cost of construction of municipal wastewater treatment plants and to determine if construction costs could be reduced through the modification of the nonstructural factors or the use of unconventional or novel methods and materials of construction. For nonstructural factors or problems, solutions are posed for some of the identified problems and these are ranked in terms of their potential for implementation and cost savings. Within the top six ranked solutions two involved expansion of the facility planning phase, two involved design criteria while the remaining top ranked solutions involved fast track construction management procedures and adoption of novel ideas. From the structural aspect, those unconventional materials or methods of construction identified as feasible and cost effective were flexible (in situ formed) pipe liner which enables sewers to be relined using existing access, plastic fluid control equipment, and several fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) applications including digester covers, small diameter piping and access bridges for walkways over clarifiers and other process units. The most readily implementable novel concepts identified were vertical shaft construction methods and applications, precast concrete tanks, and reinforced asphalt pond liners. The best ideas identified as requiring further study are shipboard treatment and botanical foul air treatment. Other ideas including those considered non-cost effective are identified.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, under Contract no. 68-03-2512.