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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 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/30/2016
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Abstract 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.
PUB Date Free Form Jan 2014
Category Codes 68D | Water Pollution & Control; 68C | Solid Wastes Pollution & Control; 68F | Radiation Pollution & Control; 57H | Ecology; 50B | Civil Engineering
Document Type NT
Medium PC | AC
Cataloging Source EPAORD
Origin NTIS
Type CAT