Project #1473

Automatic Vacuum Flushing Technology for Combined Sewer Solids: Laboratory Testing and Proposed Improvements

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Completed
Principal Investigator
Qizhong
Guo
Research Manager
Mr. Walter Graf
Contractor
Rutgers University
Asset Management
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)
Pipes
Sewers

Abstract

This report summarizes the results from theoretical research and laboratory work performed to test the viability of the U.S. EPA vacuum flush system. This was an innovative design that aimed to provide a solution for automatic flushing of sewer and combined sewer overflow systems without the use of moving or submerged parts and the modifications made to improve its operation. The report includes a review of current sewer sediment flushing technologies. Published by WERF. 62 pages. Online PDF. (2012)

Originally funded as WERF project INFR7SG09.