BMP filters: Upflow vs. downflow

Shirley Clark, Robert Pitt, Anitha Balakrishnan

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Abstract

Stormwater filters are typically operated in a downflow mode. This research had two objectives: (1) to determine the increased life of a filter operated in an upflow mode, and (2) to determine if the operation of a downflow, mixed-media filter could be modeled using the power equation proposed by Urbonas. The results showed that upflow operation could provide longer filter run times. Using laboratory-scale columns, the use of a power equation to model downflow filtration was also demonstrated. Model confirmation using pilot-scale columns is currently underway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of and Engineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
Pages489-493
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventEngineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation - Snowmass, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2001Aug 24 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference
Volume263

Other

OtherEngineering Foundation Conference on Linking Stormwater BMP Design and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
CountryUnited States
CitySnowmass, CO
Period8/19/018/24/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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