Wet-weather pollution prevention by product substitution

Shirley Clark, Richard Field, Robert Pitt

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Abstract

A literature review of urban stormwater runoff and building/construction materials has shown that many materials such as galvanized metal, concrete, asphalt, and wood products, have the potential to release pollutants into urban stormwater runoff, and snowmelt. However, much of this previous research cannot be directly applied to estimating pollutant loadings from runoff. One limitation is that the studies were not performed using actual stormwater runoff. A second limitation is that they did not mimic the cyclic wet-dry weathering to which these materials are exposed. The weathering phenomena, which may result in the weakening of the strength of the materials, may significantly impact the release of these pollutants. This paper will discuss an ongoing research project that is investigating the pollutant releases from typical materials used for infrastructure construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLinking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
EditorsB.R. Urbonas, B.R. Urbonas
Pages266-283
Number of pages18
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on: Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receive Water Impact Mitigation - Snowmass Village, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2001Aug 24 2001

Publication series

NameLinking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation

Other

OtherProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on: Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receive Water Impact Mitigation
CountryUnited States
CitySnowmass Village, CO
Period8/19/018/24/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Clark, S., Field, R., & Pitt, R. (2002). Wet-weather pollution prevention by product substitution. In B. R. Urbonas, & B. R. Urbonas (Eds.), Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation (pp. 266-283). (Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation).