stormwater pavement Articles

  • Permeable Pavers Provide Pavement and Stormwater Solutions

    Creating new life to a small, historic park included installing massive playground equipment and more parking. Asphalt was not a slam dunk for parking since there wasn’t room for more paving and a detention pond. Indianapolis-based landscape architect Debra Schmucker, president of Cornerstone Planning & Design, was commissioned by the city to draw up plans for the revitalized park found the ...

  • Cementitious porous pavement in stormwater quality control: pH and alkalinity elevation

    A certain level of alkalinity acts as a buffer and maintains the pH value in a stable range in water bodies. With rapid urban development, more and more acidic pollutants flow to watersheds with runoff and drop alkalinity to a very low level and ultimately degrade the water environment. Cementitious porous pavement is an effective tool for stormwater acidic neutralization. When stormwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gravelpave2 vs Concrete Pavements

    Porosity As an alternative to traditional impervious pavements like concrete and asphalt, the runoff volumes generated by the Gravelpave2 surface will be greatly reduced. Indeed, as much as 35% of the compacted porous base course and porous wearing course pavement section is air (void), which will be the first area for stormwater to occupy as it falls upon the surface. Assuming a ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Porous pavement technology - Case Study

    Porous pavement systems address environmental issues, such as aesthetics and permeability, while providing needed support for a wide variety of loading requirements. From heavy emergency vehicles to pedestrian foot traffic, porous pavement applications range from fire access lanes to utility roads, trails, walkways, and other high use areas. Porous systems are designed to handle the most ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Simulation of heavy metal pollution from stormwater infiltration through a porous pavement with reservoir structure

    ABSTRACTA laboratory experiment was set up to examine the ability of porous asphalt to retain metallic pollution. The results obtained confirm the retention of metals (Pb, Cu, Cd, Zn) by clogging particles, and a decrease in lead concentration can be observed in infiltrated runoff water. Moreover, the simulation of heavy metal transfer into the soil was carried out using the mathematical model ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Porous pavement application overview - Case Study

    The permeable Geoweb® Solution As communities grow and experience increases in surface runoff from newly constructed buildings and hard parking surfaces, the capacity of existing stormwater runoff systems are often pushed beyond their limits. This problem has led to environmental regulations that require the use of stormwater retention and porous pavement systems.   ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The effect of permeable pavement on water quality and quantity

    ABSTRACT Three studies have been conducted by NC State University faculty since 1999 regarding permeable pavement. A test of long term hydrologic conductivity was conducted on three lots in Eastern NC. The initial hydrologic infiltration rate study showed a significant reduction in surface runoff. The Curve Numbers at the Kinston, Wilmington, and Swansboro sites were 79, 89, and 45 ...

  • Stormwater Management for Urban Environments

    IntroductionElmhurst College, a hundred-thirty-five year old private learning institution, is proceeding with a campus redevelopment project that will include a one hundred seventy bed residence hall. In addition, the college continues to be a role model for sustainable site design and an educational resource for both students and the community.The need for additional housing, due to ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • Paving Success with Stormwater

    Chuck Taylor lives for rain. Sure, he’s heard the comments about not having enough sense about his habit of standing outside during a downpour. His preference for rain isn’t that this contractor enjoys the smell of wet clothing. Taylor’s fascination with inclement weather comes from the satisfaction while seeing his company’s workmanship ...

  • Using Permeable Eco-Paving to Achieve Improved Water Quality for Urban Pavements

    This paper describes the planning, design and construction of a permeable pavement as a practical demonstration of the benefits of eco-paving in Australian environmental management. The paper addresses the use of permeable pavements as part of a Water Sensitive Urban Design that allows infiltration of stormwater, reduction of pollutants and slow reticulation of the stormwater to an ecologically ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • Assessing the potential for restoration of surface permeability for permeable pavements through maintenance

    Permeable pavements (PPs) have been in use as stormwater management systems in Canada and the United States for over 20 years. After years of exposure to sediment and debris build-up, surface clogging reduces the infiltration of stormwater and inhibits the hydraulic and environmental functions of the pavement. Removal of surface material has been shown to restore infiltration but the majority of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Maintenance of a Rainstore3 Stormwater Storage Chamber

    Invisible Structures, Inc. recommends that stormwater be pretreated prior to discharging into the chambers to avoid foreign matter accumlation inside the chamber. This can be accomplished by a variety of techniques or products. Some examples are: Short Term Storage (Detention Basin) “Zero” maintenance – the Preferred Method: Use a ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Hydraulic and treatment performance of pervious pavements under variable drying and wetting regimes

    Pervious pavements are an effective stormwater treatment technology. However, their performance under variable drying and wetting conditions have yet to be tested, particularly under a continuous time scale. This paper reports on the clogging behaviour and pollutant removal efficiency of three pervious pavement types over 26 accelerated years. These pavements were monolithic porous asphalt (PA), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)

    Storm water is the result of rain or snow melt that collects in an area that can drain from into a nearby body of waters such as a lake or river. The water can collect on roof tops, parking lots, saturated ground, roads, etc. The problem is that many of the pollutants of our modern living such as oil, grease, pesticides, sediment, salt, and animal waste are washed away within the storm water and ...

  • Computer-Aided Design of Permeable Concrete Block Pavement for Reducing Stressors and Contaminants in an Urban Environment

    Permeable pavement is a key component in reproducing pre-development hydrologic regimes, because it can reduce surface runoff, improve water quality and recharge groundwater. In designing a permeable pavement installation, it is fundamentally important to provide and maintain 1. a surface infiltration and 2. a storage capacity that allow an adequate volume of stormwater to be captured and treated ...

  • On-site infiltration of road runoff using pervious pavements with subjacent infiltration trenches as source control strategy

    The focus in this work was on subsoil infiltration of stormwater from parking lots. With regard to operation, reduced infiltration performance due to clogging and pollutants in seepage, which may contribute to contaminate groundwater, are of interest. The experimental investigation covered a pervious pavement with a subjacent infiltration trench draining an impervious area of 2 ha. In order to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reuse turns stormwater runoff from a problem to an asset

    With so much concern about water scarcity around the world, it seems a no-brainer that rain is a good thing. But nothing’s perfect. Even something as beneficial as precipitation can have its downsides. One problem, of course, is flooding. Another problem you may not have thought of comes with stormwater runoff in urban settings. What’s the problem? In cities, buildings and pavement ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • Preliminary investigation into the pollution reduction performance of swales used in a stormwater treatment train

    Permeable pavements have been shown to be effective stormwater treatment devices that can greatly reduce surface runoff and significantly improve the quality of stormwater runoff in urban areas. However, the potential problems with sediment clogging and consequent maintenance requirements have been identified as the main barriers to more widespread adoption of permeable pavements in urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Auto Dealer Expands While Steering Clear of Stormwater Pitfalls

    The owner of Schmelz Countryside Saab/Volkswagen wanted to expand the parking lot for his auto sales business in 2003. However, the city stormwater ordinance threatened to wreck those plans. Thankfully, the professionals at Advanced Pavement Technology (APT) were able to put Schmelz back on the road for a smooth ride with an environmentally friendly permeable paving system that solved all of his ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

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