stormwater media filtration Articles

  • Hybrid filtration method for pre-treatment of stormwater

    In this study the hybrid filtration process (combining fibre filter with deep bed dual media filtration) was investigated as pre-treatment to stormwater. This process was investigated in-terms of reduction in turbidity, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), colour, headloss development across the filters, suspended solids removal, organic matter removal, nutrients and heavy matter (such as iron, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Retention of heavy metals by stormwater filtration systems: breakthrough analysis

    Biofiltration systems are widely used to mitigate the impacts of stormwater on receiving waters, however their long-term capacity to retain heavy metals has not previously been assessed. Accelerated-dosing laboratory experiments were used to assess the likelihood of breakthrough occurring for three different types of soil-based filter media that are commonly used in stormwater biofilters. In all ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding the factors influencing the removal of heavy metals in urban stormwater runoff

    In this research, an infiltration trench equipped with an extensive pretreatment and filter bed consisting of woodchip, sand and gravel was utilized as a low impact development technique to manage stormwater runoff from a highly impervious road with particular emphasis on heavy metal removal. Findings revealed that the major factors influencing the removal of heavy metals were the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofiltration as pre-treatment to water harvesting and recycling

    This paper presents the results of the long term biofilter experiments conducted with raw stormwater collected from a canal at Carlton, in Sydney. Anthracite and granular activated carbon (GAC) were used as a single filter media in biofilter columns. Media heights of 75 and 40 cm were used. The filter columns were operated at filtration velocities of 0.12 and 0.25 m/h. The removal efficiency for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Retrofitting an Existing Stormwater System to Meet Numerical Effluent Limits - Stormwater Management at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    ABSTRACTOwned and operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) is the 28th busiest airport in the world. A Section 401 Water Quality Certification was issued to the Port to allow its expansion projects to proceed. This certification required existing portions of the airport be retrofitted to meet current stormwater standards. In addition, the Port’s renewed NPDES ...

  • Full Scale Evaluation of UpflowTM Filter - A Catch Basin Insert for the Treatment of Stormwater at Critical Source Areas

    ABSTRACTStormwater runoff from critical source areas, such as parking lots, vehicle fueling and maintenance stations, and public works storage areas, may contain pollutant loadings of hydrocarbons, toxic trace metals, nutrients, pathogens, and/or other toxicants and pollutants that are greater than the loadings of “normal” stormwater runoff (Bannerman, et al. 1993;Pitt, et al. ...

  • In-situ performance of a passive treatment system for metal source control

    ABSTRACTUrban stormwater often contains high levels of traffic-generated metal elements and particulates. These constituents are transported by stormwater runoff to surficial soils, drainage systems and receiving waters. This paper summarizes the in-situ field-scale performance of a passive treatment system called a partial exfiltration trench (PET) for source control of these constituents. For ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BNSF skykomish - Case Study

    Passive Pre-Treatment with ChitoVan Cartridges Followed by CESF with 1 % ChitoVan Cleanup of a former railway fuel and maintenance facility in Skykomish, WA is currently underway. Nearby environmentally sensitive waterways have increased the need for responsible management of contaminated waters. Two Chitosan-Enhanced Sand Filtration systems have been implemented by Clear Water Compliance ...

  • New BioPod™ Biofilter with StormMix™ Media Receives Washington State Department of Ecology Approval

    Oldcastle Infrastructure announces that the BioPod biofilter with StormMix media, a high performance, high flow rate (153 inches/hour) soil, has received a General Use Level Designation (GULD) for Basic, Phosphorus and Enhanced Treatment from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). After a comprehensive review of field data, Ecology has approved the BioPod with StormMix media for ...


    By Oldcastle Precast Inc.

  • Rich microbial communities inhabit water treatment biofilters and are differentially affected by filter type and sampling depth

    Factors affecting microbial diversity (richness) and community structure in biofilter columns were investigated. At a pilot filtration plant, granular activated carbon (GAC), anthracite and sand-based filters were used to treat stormwater from an urban catchment. After 12 weeks operation, sand media filters clogged (hydraulic conductivity declining by 90%) and all filters were destructively ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

    Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, chemical use, flow, and environmental compliance. Separated water from the oil is called produced water and it must be cleaned of oil before disposal or ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

    From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue. ...


    By Ensia

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

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