Evaluating the Field Performance of Permeable Concrete Pavers
- Infiltration rates through PICPs are variable, even for different test occasions at the same location.
- During storm events and extended tests, infiltration rates decline with time, as systems become saturated.
- Rates are very high for laboratory tests and new field installations, but decline with age in the field, with the main cause being blockage by fine sediments.
- There can be difficulties in reversing this process through maintenance and renewal operations.
2. Materials and Methods
2.1. Locations of Field Tests
2.2. SRIT (Single Ring Infiltrometer Test)
2.3. SWIFT (Stormwater Infiltration Field Test)
3.1. Field Tests: SRIT and SWIFT Comparison
3.2. Discussion on Variability
3.3. Analysis of Factors Influencing the Infiltration Rate
3.4. Prediction Limits
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
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|Degree of Blockage||Free of Blockage||Medium Blockage||Complete Blockage|
|Infiltration Rate (mm/h)||>2000||30–2000||<30|
|Test No||Number of Wet Bricks||Usage||Infiltration Rate (mm/h)||Degree of Blockage *||Age in Years|
|R17||17||Parking bay||4772||Free of blockage||10|
|R18||17||Parking bay||5654||Free of blockage||10|
|R19||24||Driveway||3326||Free of blockage||10|
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Nguyen, N.P.T.; Sultana, A.; Areerachakul, N.; Kandasamy, J. Evaluating the Field Performance of Permeable Concrete Pavers. Water 2022, 14, 2143. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14142143
Nguyen NPT, Sultana A, Areerachakul N, Kandasamy J. Evaluating the Field Performance of Permeable Concrete Pavers. Water. 2022; 14(14):2143. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14142143Chicago/Turabian Style
Nguyen, Nam P. T., Albert Sultana, Nathaporn Areerachakul, and Jaya Kandasamy. 2022. "Evaluating the Field Performance of Permeable Concrete Pavers" Water 14, no. 14: 2143. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14142143