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Cost-effective assessment of filter media for treating stormwater runoff in LID facilities
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  • Journal title : Journal of Wetlands Research
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.194-200
  • Publisher : Korean Wetlands Society
  • DOI : 10.17663/JWR.2016.18.2.194
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Cost-effective assessment of filter media for treating stormwater runoff in LID facilities
Lee, Soyoung; Choi, Jiyeon; Hong, Jungsun; Choi, Hyeseon; Kim, Lee-Hyung;
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The impervious surface rate increased by urbanization causes various problems on the environment such as water cycle distortion, heat island effect, and non-point pollutant discharges. The Low Impact Development (LID) techniques are significantly considered as an important tool for stormwater management in urban areas and development projects. The main mechanisms of LID technologies are hydrological and environmental pollution reduction among soils, media, microorganisms, and plants. Especially, the media provides important functions on permeability and retention rate of stormwater runoff in LID facilities. Therefore, this research was performed to assess the pollutant removal efficiency for different types of media such as zeolite, wood chip, bottom ash, and bio-ceramic. All media show high pollutant removal efficiency of more than 60% for particulate materials and heavy metals. Double layered media is more effective in reducing heavy metals by providing diverse sizes of micro-pores and macro-pores compared to the single layered media. The results recommend the use of different sizes of media application is more cost-effective in LID than a single size of media. Furthermore, soluble proportion of total heavy metal in the stormwater is an important component in proper media selection and arrangement.
low impact development(LID);media assessment;heavy metals;stormwater;urbanization;
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