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Sewer Corrosion & Odour Research (SCORe)

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Putting science into sewers

Optimal corrosion and odour management has clearly been hindered by limited understanding of several key in-sewer processes contributing to the problems, and the lack of tools and reliable technologies to support strategic decisions and cost-effective sewer operations. The value of public assets is being significantly diminished as a result of corrosion problems, with concrete sewer pipes being estimated to corrode at an average rate of 1-3 mm a year, this costs hundreds of millions of dollars in Australia alone. By filling in the above gaps, the SCORe Project aims to provide knowledge and technology support to the Australian water industry for cost-effective and efficient corrosion and odour management in sewers. The outcomes will also have a strong potential for global commercialisation.