Conference Agenda

Plenary 9: Flash Presentations - Part 2
Thursday, 25/Aug/2022:
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Simon Tait
Location: Lecture Hall BMT

BMTEG138 (HS BMT), Biomedical Engineering Building at Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz, ground floor


(Sub-)Catchment delineation with different levels of geographical data: which effects on combined sewer overflow modelling?

Violeta A. Montoya-Coronado1, Leana Souillard1, Richard Gaubert1, Pascal Molle2, Damien Tedoldi1, Gislain Lipeme Kouyi1

1Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), France; 2INRAE, Research Unit REVERSAAL, Lyon, France

The ability of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to mitigate Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) is often studied through a catchment-scale modeling approach. Simulation accuracy depends on field data such as catchment and sub-catchment boundaries, and sewer system characteristics. The present study proposes a methodology for (sub-)catchment delineation depending on the available geographic information data. Four scenarios with increasing complexity of input data are proposed and tested in different urban catchments, followed by hydrological modeling to compare flow dynamics. Current results show a better estimation of total runoff volume when topography is available, even if the sewer network plans are unknown

Development of BANPOL model for water quality predictions in urban sewer system


Chungnam National University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Most of hydrological models do not consider sewer effect on transport and fate of water and pollutants, respectively, and thus they have limited applicability in urban area with complicated sewer system. The BANPOL model was developed to strengthen water quality modelling capacity of SWMM especially for pervious area and also in the sewer or channel. The model also can provide boundary condition for dynamic surface water quality model such as EFDC while original SWMM only provides information on independent water quality variables. The model was successfully calibrated for flow rate and water quality in an urban stream

Forensic Sewer Process Modelling – Anticipating a Terrorist Attack

Matthew Ward1, Adrian Romero2, Jes Vollertsen3

1The WATS Guys, Inc., United States of America; 2Jacobs, United States of Ameria; 3University of Aalborg, Denmark

I was told by Mr. Konig to upload a .pdf version of my abstract. Why is there no option to do that? Also, the website explains that two page abstracts will be accepted. the 100 words allowed here is not two pages.

Spacio-temporal and multivariate calibration of an integrated urban wastewater model

Fernanda Mendes1, Frédéric Pierre2, Claude Valentin3, Thibaud Maruéjouls1

1SUEZ WATER FRANCE - LyRE, France; 2ODIVEA, Dijon Metropolitan water management company, France; 3Dijon Metropolitan, France

- Multi data type used for calibration: sensor and samples; minute, daily and yearly frequencies.

- Development of a specific multivariate-based aeration controller for activated sludge.

- A decision support tool identifying receiving water quality impacts of management decisions.

Better understanding in-sewer processes with on-site continuous mass spectrometric analysis of sewer gases

Mengqi Zhu1,2, Jörg Rieckermann1, Matthias Brennwald1, Jes Vollertsen3, Rolf Kipfer1,4,5

1Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland; 2ETH Zürich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland; 3Aalborg University, Department of the Built Environment, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark; 4ETH Zürich, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland; 5ETH Zürich, Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zürich, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland

We performed continuous measurements of noble gases in sewers for the first time used a novel portable mass spectrometer. A case study regarding using noble gases as tracers to estimate groundwater infiltration showed the potentials of using miniRuedi on urban drainage tracing studies. Although the technology looks very promising in general, infiltration assessment is impacted by unknown boundary conditions, such as gas dilution in the headspace/ventilation.