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Proactive sewer corrosion and odour management Josef Cesca, Regional Technology Manager, CH2MHILL, Zhiguo Yuan Centre Director

The complexity of monitoring in-sewer processes and the industry’s limited understanding of optimal corrosion and odour management techniques have historically made it difficult to identify an optimal solution for managing sewer corrosion and odour complaints.

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T

o address this gap and im-

Foundation (WERF) ventilation research

prove industry knowledge

program, leveraged the input of 15 water

of in-sewer processes,

industry partners (www.score.org.au) and

the Australian Research

five university partners to develop new or

Council (ARC) Linkage

refined techniques for:

Program in collaboration

• sulfide speciation using ionic chromatog-

with many Australian water utilities funded

raphy, which provides valuable information

the Sewer Corrosion & Odour Research

on all the sulfur species allowing for ac-

Project (SCORe) completed in 2013 - a $21

curate mass balance of these compounds;

million, five-year project to uncover beneficial

• determining the importance of relative

tools and innovative technologies to help

humidity (RH) for the concrete corrosion

water utilities manage odour and corrosion

process and established a preliminary rela-

issues within sewer systems. The project,

tionship for sewer corrosions in relation to

which was completed in conjunction with

H2S concentrations, temperature and RH;

an ongoing Water Environment Research

• predicting both natural and forced

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