The program was undertaken to field test concrete sewer pipe that had been impregnated with sulfur or hydrofluoric acid. This program was a follow-on to a previous laboratory study sponsored by EPA entitled, Impregnation of Concrete Pipe, 11024EQE 06/71. In a subsequent grant extension to the program, strength improvements using the sulfur formulations were investigated with a view to reducing costs by elimination of the steel reinforcing in certain sizes of concrete pipe. In 1975, nearly 1400 feet (427 m) of impregnated sewer lines were installed in four Texas cities, including Dallas, Beaumont, Pecos, and Harlingen. These lines have been monitored since that time and the results of this monitoring, as well as a discussion of the strength improvement due to sulfur impregnation, are reported.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510

    Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory

    26 West St Clair
    Cincinnatic, OH  United States  45219
  • Authors:
    • Ludwig, A C
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/600/2-80/009 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-S-802651
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM