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Technology Innovation for Sewer Condition Assessment

Long distance Information system

Project location Netherlands
Starting date 01 January 2017
Completion date 01 January 2021
Client STW
Project leader
Project officer Bert Boer
Project type Contract research
Budget Euro 470.661

Project summary

Supervisor: Timmermans

A large challenge in the urbanizing world of the 21st century is the proper maintenance and rehabilitation of the buried sewer system. Intelligent use of multi-disciplinary, multi-level data that will be collected within this project from the integrated use of different inspection techniques, each focusing on their own specific scale, may be part of the solution. Integration of these datasets into a “smart” subsurface information system (SIS) will provide sewer asset managers with an invaluable instrument for sustainable and targeted management of their sewage system. Via the SIS, the approach integrates thermal infrared and ground penetrating radar remote sensing as well as robotic observational techniques for an objective assessment of the sewer condition at multiple stages, thereby contributing to bringing sewer asset anagement to the next generation.

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