Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 109, PT. 3

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 109, PT. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...when one less pure would meet all requirements, would be waste. The effluent from the Berlin farms should be delivered into the outfall-stream as pure as could be produced, because, owing to the nature and volume of the river, little or no assistance could be expected from natural influences; but, on the other hand, the effluent from the proposed precipitation works for London would be delivered into a stream of large volume, having the power of oxidizing and purifying to a very high degree. The plan presently being carried out for London was one from which, although the details might be open to criticism, results suited to local requirements might be expected. With proper appliances, chemicals, and skilful management, an effluent could be discharged which would be readily purified and rendered innocuous by the river itself. Mr. Hobrecht, of Berlin, communicated the following statistical Mr. Hobrecht information as to rain-water pumped on to the farms, and the cost of management,1 as officially ascertained: --1 Compare Author's statement, p. 204. Mr. Hobrecht. Table I.--Summary Op Calculations, Made Up To The Present Time, To Ascertain The Quantity Op Eain-water Pumped On To The Berlin Sewage-farms. Table n.--Statement Of Profit And Loss On Working Of The Mr. Hobrecht. Berlin Sewage-farms. Paterson. Mr. Malcolm Paterson thought the Paper very complete, and that, so far as he was aware, it had no parallel in the records of English sewage-farms. Comparisons as to cost were not easy, and probably no large city in this country was in so favourable a position as Berlin in respect of land available for sewagetreatment. The very barrenness of the sandy soil around Berlin made it at once the most suitable medium for receiving and effectually...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796020
  • 9781236796028