Special Issue "Additives in Stormwater Filters for Enhanced Pollutant Removal"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017) | Viewed by 21857
Interests: low impact development; groundwater contaminant transport; flow in porous media; tomographic applications in geologic materials
We invite submitted papers on the use of filter additives in stormwater filters. Runoff from urban, industrial and agricultural lands negatively impacts water quality in many watersheds. Stormwater filters, a wide class of structures that range from large bioretention cells to small filter boxes, are designed to intercept stormwater and purify the majority of the flow before releasing it to the receiving surface waters. While generally effective for particulates, filters have had mixed effectiveness for pollutant solutes. In some cases it has been shown that filters have actually increase the concentration of contaminants. Thus, there has been a steady interest in the use of filter media additives to increase the retention of pollutants. A somewhat bewildering range of materials have been proposed for filter additives including compost, iron filings, waste water residuals, zeolites, and biochar. However, while extensive, the prior research has seldom been transferred to recommendations for field applications. This Special Issue will collect papers that review the performance of filter additives with an emphasis on both the systematic laboratory comparison of different additives with a range of pollutants, and the documentation of the actual long-term performance of additives in field applications. This issue will provide both a broader understanding of additive performance and specific guidance for field construction.
Prof. Dr. Glenn Brown
Manuscript Submission Information
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- low impact development
- bioretention cells
- stormwater quality
- urban non-point pollution
- filter additives