An Underground Guide to Sewers

This entertaining and erudite book provides the story behind, or beneath, these stories, offering a global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures that lie underneath the world's great cities.

Author: Stephen Halliday

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780262043342

Category: Political Science

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A global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures beneath the world's great cities. The sewer, in all its murkiness, filthiness, and subterranean seclusion, has been an evocative (and redolent) literary device, appearing in works by writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Graham Greene. This entertaining and erudite book provides the story behind, or beneath, these stories, offering a global guide to sewers that celebrates the magnificently designed and engineered structures that lie underneath the world's great cities. Historian Stephen Halliday leads readers on an expedition through the execrable evolution of waste management—the open sewers, the cesspools, the nightsoil men, the scourge of waterborne diseases, the networks of underground piping, the activated sludge, the fetid fatbergs, and the sublime super sewers. Halliday begins with sanitation in the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Imperial Rome, and continues with medieval waterways (also known as “sewage in the street”); the civil engineers and urban planners of the industrial age, as seen in Liverpool, Boston, Paris, London, and Hamburg; and, finally, the biochemical transformations of the modern city. The narrative is illustrated generously with photographs, both old and new, and by archival plans, blueprints, and color maps tracing the development of complex sewage systems in twenty cities. The photographs document construction feats, various heroics and disasters, and ingenious innovations; new photography from an urban exploration collective offers edgy takes on subterranean networks in cities including Montreal, Paris, London, Berlin, and Prague.

The Engineer s Guide to Plant Layout and Piping Design for the Oil and Gas Industries

OILY WATER SEWERS This collects waste, leaks, and any drips from equipment and piping in process areas (noncorrosive services). ... The piping on these collection systems will run to an underground sump from where it will be pumped out.

Author: Geoff B. Barker

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780128146545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

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The Engineer’s Guide to Plant Layout and Piping Design for the Oil and Gas Industries gives pipeline engineers and plant managers a critical real-world reference to design, manage, and implement safe and effective plants and piping systems for today’s operations. This book fills a training void with complete and practical understanding of the requirements and procedures for producing a safe, economical, operable and maintainable process facility. Easy to understand for the novice, this guide includes critical standards, newer designs, practical checklists and rules of thumb. Due to a lack of structured training in academic and technical institutions, engineers and pipe designers today may understand various computer software programs but lack the fundamental understanding and implementation of how to lay out process plants and run piping correctly in the oil and gas industry. Starting with basic terms, codes and basis for selection, the book focuses on each piece of equipment, such as pumps, towers, underground piping, pipe sizes and supports, then goes on to cover piping stress analysis and the daily needed calculations to use on the job. Delivers a practical guide to pipe supports, structures and hangers available in one go-to source Includes information on stress analysis basics, quick checks, pipe sizing and pressure drop Ensures compliance with the latest piping and plant layout codes and complies with worldwide risk management legislation and HSE Focuses on each piece of equipment, such as pumps, towers, underground piping, pipe sizes and supports Covers piping stress analysis and the daily needed calculations to use on the job

The Unofficial Guide to Paris

Initially part of Napoléon III's engineering project for the capital, the sewer system today includes more than 1,300 miles of tunnels and underground waterways that can be visited with guides by descending an ominous stairway at the ...

Author: David Applefield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470138281

Category: Travel

Page: 482

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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

Illustrated Guide to the International Plumbing Fuel Gas Codes

Solid ground When you dig sewer trenches in certain geographical locations , you'll run into rock . ... Restrictions and Requirements Figure 9-23 Protecting fragile piping materials Whether you're installing underground or aboveground ...

Author: Howard C. Massey

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 1572181206

Category: House & Home

Page: 318

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Packed with plumbing isometrics and helpful illustrations, this guide makes clear the code requirements for installing materials for plumbing and gas systems. Includes code tables for pipe sizing and fixture units, and code requirements for just about all areas of plumbing, from water supply and vents to sanitary drainage systems. Covers the principles and terminology of the code, how the various systems work and are regulated, and code-compliance issues you'll likely encounter on the job.

The Power of Water

... by WEDC at Loughborough University e Water Book by Alok Jha e Drinking Water Book by Colin Ingram Water is Water by Miranda Paul and Jason Chin Water by Melissa Stewart (childrens' book) An Underground Guide to Sewers : or: Down, ...

Author: Peter Styles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728374628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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About this book Written by a British Civil Engineer, this book deals, predominantly, with the UK water sector, however, principles and methods are largely international and therefore much, if not all of it will be of interest to all. The Power of Water looks at virtually all aspects of in-land water management in some detail, including natural and man-made systems. Based on their history, it goes on to look at legislation, management structures, finance, quality control, and even recreation. It is a book that doesn’t have to be read cover-to-cover or page-by-page; you can select your own area of interest or just read it like a novel. Either way, you will hopefully gain some benefit and knowledge that could lead to a desire to enter the water industry. The world needs clean, piped water and sanitation – and it needs people like you, whatever your background, to make it happen.

An Insider s Guide to Home Buying

Curbs, Gutters, Storm Sewers, and Side Ditches Some suburban areas have curbs, gutters, and underground storm sewers, while others rely on side ditches. These provide the transition from the greenbelt or your front yard to the pavement.

Author: Mark Rattermann

Publisher: Appraisal Institute

ISBN: 9781935328179

Category: Home ownership

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Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World

The system has 1,305 miles (2,100 kilometers) of underground tunnel-sewers. The sewers are aimed primarily at a treatment plant at Acheres, the largest biological purification station in Europe. The tunnels are also used to transport ...

Author: Lawrence Berlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135932619

Category: Reference

Page: 275

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More than 650 landmarks are covered, ranging from ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, to contemporary engineering feats such as the World Trade Center in New York City. The concisely-written entries describe when the landmark was built, who built it, why it was built, its dimensions, how it was constructed, and any problems encountered during construction. Additional features include: numerous photographs; biographies of important builders and designers; glossary; chronology of dates in civil engineering from 3000 BC to the present; listings of tallest buildings, longest bridges, and highest dams, and a geographical index which locates the structures by country.

The Architecture Lover s Guide to London

Sewers. The Victorian era presided over enormous changes, including the construction of something that would ... The government took action and commissioned engineer Joseph Bazalgette to design an underground network of sewers.

Author: Sian Lye

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 9781399001694

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Since the early days as rolling hills crisscrossed with streams, London has come a long way to be one of the most exciting and innovative cities in the world. From the first Roman settlement 2000 years ago to the high tech and high rise buildings of today, the history of London is a story of experimentation, determination and triumph. A city at the cutting edge of style and fashion, rising from every fire, every attack, every setback. The Architecture Lover’s Guide to London takes a journey through history, looking at some of the most significant buildings, as well as the people who have shaped this city.

Village Medical Manual A Layman s Guide to Health Care in Developing Countries

They preferentially live in underground burrows . Although they cannot climb trees or walls , sewer rats are good jumpers . They can jump vertically up to 2 feet , and horizontally up to 8 feet . Once they are at a height , they will ...

Author: Mary Vanderkooi

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878087788

Category: Community health aides

Page: 248

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