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The Effect of Particle Size on Sediment Accumulation in Permeable Pavements

Water Research Australia, GPO Box 1751, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Natural and Built Environments Research Centre, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia
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Water 2018, 10(4), 403;
Received: 20 February 2018 / Revised: 17 March 2018 / Accepted: 26 March 2018 / Published: 29 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Permeable Pavements and Their Role in Sustainable Urban Development)
This paper investigates the sediment retention behaviour of laboratory-based permeable pavements using mono-sized sediments that were representative of the sizes typically found in urban stormwater. The sediments were applied in two cycles, namely in order of increasing and decreasing size. The results indicated that most of the sediment accumulation could be attributed to the depth of the pavement and the material used in the joint and bedding aggregates. Most of the sediment was retained in the bedding and surface layers, and little difference to the retention was made by the incorporation of a basecourse layer. When the mono-sized sediments were added in decreasing size order with the coarsest sediments applied first, the overall rate of retention increased. View Full-Text
Keywords: permeable pavement; clogging; sediment retention; sediment transport permeable pavement; clogging; sediment retention; sediment transport
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Hill, K.D.; Beecham, S. The Effect of Particle Size on Sediment Accumulation in Permeable Pavements. Water 2018, 10, 403.

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