Experts to Explore Corrosion of Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

With the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan as the backdrop, leading industry experts will gather in the Corrosion in Water/Wastewater Infrastructure forum at CORROSION 2017 to discuss the challenges, successes, and obstacles that city municipalities and water utilities face in their efforts to continue providing safe, clean water.

The forum will be held on Monday in Room 222 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Speakers will explore a number of related subjects, including a comparison and contrast of corrosion control in the water and wastewater industries with the rest of the corrosion control world; corrosion control case studies from the city of San Diego, California; a review of the contributions of corrosion to chromium in drinking water; a discussion of the use of polyethylene encasement (v-bio) as a corrosion control strategy for cast and ductile iron pipelines; and case studies on the use and abuse of polyurethane coatings in water and wastewater environments.

Other forum topics include the use of an engineered software tool to survey asset conditions, as well as examinations of interior and exterior corrosion, prevention and mitigation techniques, project specifications and plans for rehabilitation, and how to reduce negative environmental impacts during tank recoating projects.

The list of speakers is scheduled to include Robert Boswell, Boswell Consulting and Testing Services Ltd.; Graham Bell, HDR; Brenden Sheehan and Steven Fox, City of San Diego; and Gwen Wood Chabane, Allen Cox, Ian McFatridge, and Doug Kanis.