Case Histories of Sulfide Corrosion

by Perry L. Schafer, Brown and Caldwell, United States,
Irene S. Horner, Brown and Caldwell, United States,
Robert A. Witzgall, Brown and Caldwell, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Design and Installation


Section 522 of the Water Quality Act of 1987 requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct a study of sulfide corrosion and control options in collection and treatment systems, and to report the results to Congress. The projects selected for case histories span the United States, with one project located in Lakeland, Florida; two in Omaha, Nebraska; and two projects located in Sacramento, California. This paper includes a brief description of each project area, followed by a description of data collection, field investigations, and predictive models common to all five projects. Recommended solutions to the sulfide corrosion problems for each project are described, and conclusions that can be reached by looking at the five case histories collectively are summarized.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Corrosion | Sulfides | Project management | Field tests | Wastewater management | Sewers | Water treatment plants | United States | Nebraska | California | Florida

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