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Evaluation of the Performance of Woodchip-filled Infiltration Trench Treating Stormwater from Highway
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  • Journal title : Journal of Wetlands Research
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.183-193
  • Publisher : Korean Wetlands Society
  • DOI : 10.17663/JWR.2016.18.2.183
 Title & Authors
Evaluation of the Performance of Woodchip-filled Infiltration Trench Treating Stormwater from Highway
Park, Kisoo; Kang, Heeman; Kim, Youngchul;
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In this study, design and performance of infiltration trench using woodchip as media for treating stormwater from highway were examined through field monitoring. Average reduction efficiency for TSS, COD, BOD, TN, and TP was 88%, 94%, 85%, 80%, and 75% respectively, which is similar to values reported by other studies and design manuals even though direct comparison is not possible due to different monitoring and design conditions. Mean field infiltration rate estimated by measuring the change of water depth inside the observation well was about 40mm/hr, and the time taken for complete infiltration was about 0.83days, which corresponds well with design criteria recommended by MOE guidelines in Korea. In addition, according to analysis of infiltration rate and reduction efficiency, effective rainfall depth applied for determining water quality volume(WQv), 5mm was found to be properly established as design criteria. Woodchip must be considered and included as an alternative media together with crushed rock and gravel into the design guidelines because it has more advantages in terms of weight, porosity, cost, and easiness of management than other media materials.
Design criteria;highway stormwater;infiltration trench;woodchip;
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