Lessons Learned in Vacuum Sewers

Authors: Law, Bradley M.; Hubbard, Phillip L.

Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC Latin America 2001: Session 7 through Session 13 , pp. 437-453(17)

Publisher: Water Environment Federation

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Vacuum sewers are mechanized systems for wastewater transport. They utilize differential air pressure to create flow rather than using gravity-induced flow, like conventional gravity wastewater collection systems. In this respect, a vacuum system is essentially a negative pressure system. However, there are considerable differences between vacuum or negative pressure transport and the technology of positive pressure transport.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864701784293125

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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