A pollutant removal prediction tool for stormwater derived diffuse pollution.

Revitt, D. Mike and Scholes, Lian N. L. and Ellis, John Bryan (2008) A pollutant removal prediction tool for stormwater derived diffuse pollution. Water Science and Technology, 57 (8). pp. 1257-1264. ISSN 0273-1223

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This report describes the development of a methodology to theoretically assess the effectiveness of structural BMPs with regard to their treatment of selected stormwater pollutants (metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and erbicides). The result is a prioritisation, in terms of pollutant removal efficiency, of 15 different BMPs which can inform stormwater managers and other stakeholders of the best available options for the treatment of urban runoff pollutants of particular environmental concern. Regardless of the selected pollutant, infiltration basins and sub-surface flow constructed wetlands are predicted to perform most efficiently with lagoons, porous asphalt and sedimentation tanks being the least effective systems for the removal of pollutants. The limitations of the approach in terms of the variabilities in BMP designs and applications are considered.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
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