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Montes, Carlos (author), Berardi, Luigi (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), Saldarriaga, Juan (author)
Sediment transport in sewer systems is an important issue of interest to engineering practice. Several models have been developed in the past to predict a threshold velocity or shear stress resulting in self-cleansing flow conditions in a sewer pipe. These models, however, could still be improved. This paper develops three new self-cleansing...
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Bailey, Olivia (author), Zlatanović, L. (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), Blokker, Mirjam (author), Arnot, Tom (author), Hofman, Jan (author)
Reducing water use could impact existing sewer systems but this is not currently well understood. This work describes a new flow and wastewater quality model developed to investigate this impact. SIMDEUM WW® was used to generate stochastic appliance-specific discharge profiles for wastewater flow and concentration, which were fed into InfoWorks®...
journal article 2020
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Kramer, F.C. (author)
Worldwide population growth, water scarcity, and climate change contribute to an urgent need for alternative water sources for irrigation water, industry water, and, in some countries even, drinking water. The implementation of municipal sewage reclamation is an upcoming trend in water treatment. The use of municipal sewage has the advantage of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Bailey, O. (author), Arnot, T. C. (author), Blokker, E. J.M. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), Vreeburg, J. (author), Hofman, J. A.M.H. (author)
Population growth and climate change place a strain on water resources; hence, there are growing initiatives to reduce household water use. UKWIR (2016) have a stated aim to halve water abstraction by 2050. This will significantly reduce inflow to sewer systems and increase wastewater concentration. This work presents a new stochastic sewer...
journal article 2019
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Bailey, O. (author), Arnot, T. C. (author), Blokker, E. J.M. (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), Hofman, J. A.M.H. (author)
Population growth and climate change put a strain on water resources; hence, there are growing initiatives to reduce water use. Reducing household water use will likely reduce sewer input. This work demonstrates the use of a stochastic sewer model to quantify the effect water conservation has on sewer hydraulics and wastewater concentration....
journal article 2019
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Panasiuk, Oleksandr (author), Hedström, Annelie (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), de Haan, Cornelis (author), Liefting, Erik (author), Schilperoort, Remy (author), Viklander, Maria (author)
Infiltration and inflow (I/I) into sewers cause negative effects on the sewer system, wastewater treatment plant and environment. Identifying the causes and locating the inflows is necessary in order to address the I/I problem. This paper focuses on using distributed temperature sensing (DTS) for identifying, locating and characterising I/I...
journal article 2019
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Stegeman, B. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
Due to the ageing of our underground wastewater infrastructure, leakage of sewers and pressure mains and subsequent infiltration or exfiltration are becoming an increasingly important issue. Herein, we present a novel method to detect and potentially quantify exfiltration from sewer systems under variable flow conditions; the DEST method. The...
conference paper 2019
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Makris, K. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has become one of the dominant construction materials for sewer systems over the past decades, as a result of its reputed merits. However, since PVC sewer pipes have operated for decades in a hostile environment, concern over their longevity has been lately raised by sewer managers in the Netherlands. Towards that...
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Montes, Carlos (author), Kapelan, Z. (author), Saldarriaga, Juan (author)
This paper aims to analyze different sediment self-cleansing criteria and to find out what the corresponding implications are on the optimal design of sewer systems. A methodology based on enumeration is used to find the sewer network design that minimizes the costs of construction while fulfilling a number of design criteria including self...
journal article 2019
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Meijer, D.W.J. (author), Scholten, L. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author), Knobbe, Arno (author)
Sewer pipes are commonly inspected in situ with CCTV equipment. The CCTV footage is then reviewed by human operators in order to classify defects in the pipes and make a recommendation on possible interventions. This process is both labor-intensive and error-prone. Other researchers have suggested machine learning techniques to (partially)...
journal article 2019
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Nieuwenhuis, E.M. (author), Post, J.A.B. (author), Duinmeijer, S.P.A. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
The accumulation of FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) deposits in sewer pumping stations results in an increase in maintenance costs, malfunctioning of pumps and, a potential increase of wastewater spills in receiving open water bodies. It is thought that a variety of parameters (e.g. geometry of the pump sump, pump operation, socioeconomic...
journal article 2018
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Marques Arsenio, A. (author), Salim, Iana Câmara (author), Hu, Mingming (author), Matsinhe, Nelson Pedro (author), Scheidegger, Ruth (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author)
In Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, nitrate concentrations above 250 mg L??1 in groundwater have been reported. This happens due to the widespread use of latrines and septic tanks that allow for constant infiltration of its content into the soil and eventually to groundwater sources, a situation that is widespread in the Global South and...
journal article 2018
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Meijer, D.H. (author), van Bijnen, J.A.C. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Korving, J.L. (author), Post, J.A.B. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
Underground water infrastructure is essential for life in cities. The aging of these infrastructures requires maintenance strategies to maintain a minimum service level. Not all elements are equally important for the functioning of the infrastructure as a whole. Identifying the most critical elements in a network is crucial for formulating...
journal article 2018
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Mahmoodian, M. (author), Carbajal, Juan Pablo (author), Bellos, Vasilis (author), Leopold, Ulrich (author), Schutz, Georges (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
Urban drainage modelling typically requires development of highly detailed simulators due to the nature of various underlying surface and drainage processes, which makes them computationally too expensive. Application of such simulators is still challenging in activities such as real-time control (RTC), uncertainty quantification analysis or...
journal article 2018
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van Bijnen, J.A.C. (author), Korving, J.L. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
Due to a variety of contaminants in floodwater, exposure to urban pluvial flooding may pose a health risk to humans. In-sewer defects may cause increased pluvial flooding, possibly increasing health risks. This paper addresses the impact of in-sewer defects on urban pluvial flooding and, subsequently, on infection probabilities for humans. As...
journal article 2018
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van Nooijen, R.R.P. (author), Kolechkina, A.G. (author)
Arguments are presented in favor of modeling sewer systems and in particular Dutch sewer systems as a sampled data system with events. Basic limitations on controlling these systems when ignoring their hybrid nature are stated. The traditional control scheme for the Dutch systems is given as an example of event driven local control. Basic...
journal article 2018
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Langeveld, J.G. (author), van Daal-Rombouts, P.M.M. (author), Schilperoort, Remy (author), Nopens, Ingmar (author), Flameling, Tony (author), Weijers, Stefan (author)
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) typically have a service life of several decades. During this service life, external factors, such as changes in the effluent standards or the loading of the WWTP may change, requiring WWTP performance to be optimized. WWTP modelling is widely accepted as a means to assess and optimize WWTP performance. One of...
journal article 2017
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Post, J.A.B. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
The performance of lateral house connections has a direct impact on sewer serviceability. Despite the potential consequences of a blockage, these components are generally maintained with a reactive approach. As inspection data on the condition of lateral house connections are scarce, this study adopts a statistical procedure to support...
journal article 2016
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van Riel, W. (author)
Analysis of how decisions for sewer replacement are made in practice. Extra attention goes to the role of information quality and collaboration between stakeholders. The applied research methods are interviews, surveys and a serious game.
doctoral thesis 2016
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Stanic, N. (author)
Asset management is a tool for maintaining the required level of serviceability of urban drainage systems, which are costly to construct and in some cases even more costly to replace. The required asset management effort to achieve a certain level of service is unclear due to a limited knowledge on sewer failure mechanisms and due to scarcity of...
doctoral thesis 2016
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