Water 2013, 5(4), 1699-1711; doi:10.3390/w5041699
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Stormwater Tank Performance: Design and Management Criteria for Capture Tanks Using a Continuous Simulation and a Semi-Probabilistic Analytical Approach

1 Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, via Claudio 21, Napoli 80125, Italy 2 ARCADIS, Agenzia Regionale Campana Difesa Suolo, Napoli 80133, Italy
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Received: 19 August 2013; in revised form: 23 September 2013 / Accepted: 11 October 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013
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Abstract: Stormwater tank performance significantly depends on management practices. This paper proposes a procedure to assess tank efficiency in terms of volume and pollutant concentration using four different capture tank management protocols. The comparison of the efficiency results reveals that, as expected, a combined bypass—stormwater tank system achieves better results than a tank alone. The management practices tested for the tank-only systems provide notably different efficiency results. The practice of immediately emptying after the end of the event exhibits significant levels of efficiency and operational advantages. All other configurations exhibit either significant operational problems or very low performances. The continuous simulation and semi-probabilistic approach for the best tank management practice are compared. The semi-probabilistic approach is based on a Weibull probabilistic model of the main characteristics of the rainfall process. Following this approach, efficiency indexes were established. The comparison with continuous simulations shows the reliability of the probabilistic approach even if this last is certainly very site sensitive.
Keywords: water pollution and remediation; management practices; efficiency control; basin pollution control

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De Paola, F.; De Martino, F. Stormwater Tank Performance: Design and Management Criteria for Capture Tanks Using a Continuous Simulation and a Semi-Probabilistic Analytical Approach. Water 2013, 5, 1699-1711.

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De Paola F, De Martino F. Stormwater Tank Performance: Design and Management Criteria for Capture Tanks Using a Continuous Simulation and a Semi-Probabilistic Analytical Approach. Water. 2013; 5(4):1699-1711.

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De Paola, Francesco; De Martino, Flavio. 2013. "Stormwater Tank Performance: Design and Management Criteria for Capture Tanks Using a Continuous Simulation and a Semi-Probabilistic Analytical Approach." Water 5, no. 4: 1699-1711.

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