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Type: Journal article
Title: Performance of a kerb side inlet to irrigate street trees and to improve road runoff water quality: a comparison of four media types
Author: Sapdhare, H.
Myers, B.
Beecham, S.
Brien, C.
Citation: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2019; 26(33):33995-34007
Publisher: Springer Nature
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0944-1344
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Harsha Sapdhare, Baden Myers, Simon Beecham, Chris Brien
Abstract: The TREENET inlet is an emerging water-sensitive urban design technology that consists of a novel kerb side inlet coupled with a leaky well infiltration system. The inlets have been retrofitted to existing roads since 2006; however, there is currently little information available on the effectiveness of these inlet and leaky well systems. This study investigated the performance of the kerb side inlets and leaky well system for water quality improvement prior to infiltration to native soil. The leaky wells included four filter media types, namely gravel, water treatment solids, sandy loam and clay. To compare the performance of the four filter media types, batch and column studies were performed in the laboratory. The best performance was observed using the sandy loam as a filter media, followed by clay, water treatment solids and then gravel. The selection of effective media for removal of heavy metals is important as each media type has different pollutant removal capacity, infiltration and clogging performance.
Keywords: Water quality; stormwater; heavy metals; soil; recycled waste; infiltration systems
Rights: © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
RMID: 0030098240
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-3083-y
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