Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 49

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 49

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...which had regard to their future development and working must have been more or less in the nature of an estimate. In the interim between 1865 and 1877 the real facts and figures had been supplied and made public. Sir Joseph Bazalgette had stated recently, in a lecture delivered at a meeting of the Sanitary Institute, that the prime cost of the main drainage had been 1, and its annual expenses Is. per head of the population of London. These figures. contrasted most favourably with the prime and annual cost of any other system in use, both in this country or abroad; and inasmuch as they were the right figures, it followed that the others, based upon conjecture merely, must be erroneous. Three contributors had referred to the question of silting-up at the mouth of a tidal outfall. First, Mr. Brundell had said there was silting-up in the river Don, but had added that the current was sluggish. This was entirely in accordance with his views when he had stipulated for a current of sufficient velocity.1 Next, Mr. Brunlees had referred to the amount of solid matter contained in sewage; and arguing upon the whole volume of the metropolitan sewage, had expressed apprehension that some of it must be deposited in tho. bed of the river. He could only say, that the careful section6 which had for some years back been taken over the line of river between the two outfalls had, so far as that portion of the river. was concerned, completely disproved the time-worn allegation that such deposit had actually taken place. He did not feel called 1 Vide Minutes of Proceedings Inst. C.E., vol. xlviii., p. 157. upon to consider the conjecture with reference to other portions of the river, inasmuch as the reasoning by which it was supported was purely...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741323
  • 9781236741325