Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Drains and Sewers


Author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Stein
3rd edition
Hardcovered edition - 818 pages
Ernst & Sohn Verlag
Publication date: 1999
ISBN: 3433013160

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Table of contents

  1. Structure and Limiting Conditions of Sewers - Historical Outline
  2. Damage, its Causes and its Consequences
  3. Maintenance and Cleaning
  4. Inspection
  5. Rehabilitation
  6. Sewers in Water Catchment areas - Special Requirements for Rehabilitation


This book contains standards and instructions for all engineers and specialists working on the maintenance of sewage systems to assist them in solving the countless theoretical and practical problems involved. This is a shortened, English-language version of the German volume published in 1989 and omits those contributions and passages that refer only to German laws, or which have little relevance outside Germany. Additional texts have been included, especially on the relevant European norms and the canon of the Abwassertechnische Vereinigung [German Waste Water Technology Association] as well as the latest research and development reports.

The result is a comprehensive overview of the technology currently available for wastewater management and systems plus the relevant norms, with special emphasis on maintenance, cleaning, inspection and reconstruction.

A number of European systems are used to describe in detail pipe materials and connections, pipework-specific framework conditions and their changes since the development of modern drains and sewers in the 19th century. The book also lists causes and effects of various types of damage, and their assessment in terms of hydraulics, environmental relevance and construction, since this is the basic prerequisite for the choice of suitable rehabilitation measures and their implementation.

Readers are provided not only with a comprehensive presentation of all internationally practiced rehabilitation processes and their fields of application, but are also given advice on their selection, on the formulation of tenders, cost and cost efficiency.

This edition is the revised and expanded English version of the German volume published in 1989. Specific information on German laws has been replaced by additional texts on relevant European norms, thus giving the book an international scope.The book offers a comprehensive overview of the current technology for waste water management systems, research and development reports as well as relevant norms. Special emphasis is placed on maintenance, cleaning, inspection and reconstruction. In addition, the book provides in-depth coverage of all international rehabilitation processes and their applications. It helps engineers and specialists to select the appropriate rehabilitation measures on the basis of detailed information on types and causes of damage as well as damage evaluation in terms of hydraulics, environmental relevance and construction.