Special Issue "Urban Sewer System Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 9385
Interests: integrated water system management; odour and corrosion control; process modelling; sewer systems; wastewater treatment
Sewer systems are integral part of urban water systems as they collect and transport domestic and industrial wastewater from different sources for centralized treatment and disposal. They are traditionally built to safeguard public health. Sewer networks are one of the most critical urban infrastructures, as their construction, operation, and maintenance requires substantial investment. Water utilities across the globe are facing a number of serious challenges in relation to the management of sewers. These key challenges include inadequate hydraulic capacity leading to frequent overflows and flooding, uncontrolled sewer overflows polluting receiving water, sedimentation and sewer blockages, rapid deterioration of pipe material due to corrosion needing system rehabilitation, and odour issues. Sewer systems globally are under the threat of sulfide-induced odour and corrosion problems. The highly dynamic nature of these systems in terms of both flow and wastewater composition adds further to the above listed problems.
The management of sewers have been mostly a reactive response, mainly due to poor understanding of the causes of the operational problems and lack of proper tools for making long term predictions of sewer conditions and systematic dealing of the problems. Several technologies are available for mitigating some of the problems that sewer systems are facing, but these require further optimization. Continuous monitoring of sewer systems for the assessments of their conditions as well as their performance is an essential element of sewer management. Although new technologies are continuously emerging, understanding of their effectiveness and longevity in harsh sewer environment is limited. As such, there are many unresolved research questions in relation to the methods, tools, and technology used in sewer management.
This Special Issue of Water accepts papers that aim to fill in these research gaps and provide knowledge and technology development for cost-effective management of wastewater collection system (sewers). This includes papers focusing on:
- Emerging technologies in sewer monitoring;
- Hydraulic modelling;
- In-sewer processes and their impacts on sewer management;
- Interactions with drinking water and wastewater treatment systems;
- Realtime control;
- Sewer assets management;
- Sewer design and operational issues;
- Sewer overflows;
- Sewer process modelling;
- Technologies for odour and corrosion control.
Dr. Keshab Sharma
Dr. Oriol Gutierrez
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- assets management
- emerging technologies
- hydraulic modelling
- process modelling
- realtime monitoring and control
- sewer overflow
- sewer processes