Controlling Stormwater Quality with Filter Soil—Event and Dry Weather Testing
AbstractThe use of filter soil is increasing for control of quality of stormwater runoff prior to infiltration or discharge. This study aimed to gain knowledge about treatment efficacy of filter soils at field scale. Percolate samples from swale-trench systems with filter soil based on agricultural till with/without limestone were monitored for 15 and 9 rain events respectively. Further, two curb extensions with filter soil based on landfill soil were monitored for 10 and 8 events. Pollutant concentrations in percolate were compared to influent samples from the catchment area. Additionally one of the curb extensions was tested twice by adding high-dose synthetic influent containing runoff pollutants of concern. Despite generally low influent pollutant levels, phosphorus, copper, zinc, lead and some polyaromatic hydrocarbons exceeded guiding criteria for protection of groundwater and freshwater. Concentrations in the percolate were in most cases reduced, but phosphorus increased and despite reduced concentrations copper, lead and benzo(a)pyrene still exceeded guiding criteria. Pollutants from the synthetic influent were efficiently retained, except the pesticide MCPA. Filter soil based on landfill soil tended to perform better than agricultural till. No impact of limestone was observed. Overall the filter soils performed well in retaining pollutants, despite simultaneous processes of mobilization and immobilization. View Full-Text
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Cederkvist, K.; Jensen, M.B.; Ingvertsen, S.T.; Holm, P.E. Controlling Stormwater Quality with Filter Soil—Event and Dry Weather Testing. Water 2016, 8, 349.
Cederkvist K, Jensen MB, Ingvertsen ST, Holm PE. Controlling Stormwater Quality with Filter Soil—Event and Dry Weather Testing. Water. 2016; 8(8):349.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cederkvist, Karin; Jensen, Marina B.; Ingvertsen, Simon T.; Holm, Peter E. 2016. "Controlling Stormwater Quality with Filter Soil—Event and Dry Weather Testing." Water 8, no. 8: 349.
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