Published August 24, 2022 | Version v1
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Improving sediment monitoring strategies based on analysing heat transfer processes in sewer pipes

  • 1. Universidade da Coruña
  • 2. EAWAG


Paper presented in 10th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks


  • A generally-applicable approach was developed to identify potential locations where sediment accumulation occur based on sewer network hydrodynamics.

  • Sewer network thermodynamics were used to simulate sewer temperature patterns from which sediment accumulation could be estimated.

  • The combination of thermal-hydraulic dynamic analyses led to an effective strategy for determining the deployment of sediment accumulation monitoring devices.




The work of Manuel Regueiro-Picallo is funded by the postdoctoral fellowship programme from the Xunta de Galicia. This work was partially founded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 program within a contract for Integrating Activities for Starting Communities (Co-UDlabs project. GA No.101008626).



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Co-UDlabs – Building Collaborative Urban Drainage research labs communities 101008626
European Commission