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PROJECT OBJECTIVES


This project is a means for the water company collaborators to lead the industry in developing and producing justifiable guidelines for planning operational and maintenance strategies to manage discolouration. This is based on an ability to use the validated PODDS model to simulate discolouration incidents through changes in applied boundary forces mobilising accumulated material and a developing understanding of factors determining how assets deteriorate as material layers regenerate.


PODDS III aims to:
o quantify the relative influence of different possible controlling factors on material accumulation and subsequent mobilisation processes within plastic potable water distribution systems pipes, under controlled conditions.
o undertake field based regeneration trials to validate and further the findings of the idealised laboratory conditions, including other pipe materials.
o develop a PODDS parameter dataset such that material mobilisation predictions can be made for transmission (trunk main) pipe systems.

 

 

PROJECT COLLABORATORS

 

 

CONTACTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Research Associate - Mr. Stewart Husband

Project Management - Dr. Joby Boxall

 
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