Optical fibre sensors for monitoring sewer concrete corrosion

Martin Ams, Paritosh Giri, Peter Dekker, Shima Taheri, Jose Gonzalez, Simon Clark, Thomas Kuen, Louisa Vorreiter, Heriberto Bustamante, Michael J. Withford

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Abstract

Sustainable management of urban wastewater networks is a global problem where sewer pipes are plagued by numerous harsh conditions causing concrete attack. The end result is premature pipe failure that comes with high financial, public health and environmental costs. Currently, water utilities do not have an in-situ, online monitoring capability for their concrete wastewater assets as conventional electrical sensors fail within a few weeks of installation due to the chemically harsh gaseous environment. Here we outline the development of robust fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensors to optically measure concrete corrosion rates in wastewater environments over long time periods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
Subtitle of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
ISBN (Print)9781728104706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/1927/06/19

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Ams, M., Giri, P., Dekker, P., Taheri, S., Gonzalez, J., Clark, S., ... Withford, M. J. (2019). Optical fibre sensors for monitoring sewer concrete corrosion. In CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference [8872962] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872962