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An Assessment of Automatic Sewer Flow Samplers (EPA/600/2-75/065) December 1975

A brief review of the characteristics of storm and combined sewer flows is given followed by a general discussion of the purposes for and requirements of a sampling program. The desirable characteristics of automatic sampling equipment are set forth and problem areas are outlined.

A compendium of 82 model classes covering over 200 models of commercially available and custom designed automatic samplers is given, with descriptions and characterizations of each unit presented along with an evaluation of its suitability for a storm or combined sewer application.

A review of field experience with automatic sampling equipment is given, covering problems encountered and lessons learned. A technical assessment of the state-of-the-science in automatic sampler technology is presented, and design guides for development of a new, improved automatic sampler for use in storm and combined sewers are given.

This document is also available for purchase: National Technical Information Service (NTIS #PB.250987)


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