Brodie, Ian (2007) Using urban surface composition to model stormwater suspended solids: a case study of the effect of rainwater tanks. In: Mimicking Nature - Evolution or Revolution in Stormwater Management, 19-21 Sept 2007, Twin Waters, Australia.
[Abstract]: Pollutant load estimation is often required to evaluate stormwater management issues associated with water quality and urban development. Land use (e.g. residential, commercial) is commonly employed as a base to spatially characterize the pollutant generation from urban areas. This paper demonstrates an alternative approach of using the composition of surface type (e.g. road, roof, grassed) within urban catchments to define suspended solids loads in runoff. A case study is provided involving an evaluation of the potential effect that widespread adoption of rainwater tanks may have on the suspended particle concentration of residential urban runoff. A surface based approach provides a fundamental understanding of the main contributors to stormwater pollutant load generated from urban catchments.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||urban runoff, impervious surfaces, suspended solids, stormwater management, non-point source pollution|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Mr Ian Brodie|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:22|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:50|
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