Suspended solids in stormwater runoff from various urban surfaces

Brodie, Ian (2005) Suspended solids in stormwater runoff from various urban surfaces. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


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[Introduction]:Stormwater runoff from urban areas has long been identified as being a significant cause of poor water quality in creeks and rivers. Pollutants washed off urban surfaces include sediments, litter, organic matter, nutrients, heavy metals, oils and pesticides.

This study focused on suspended solids, in particular Non-Coarse Particles (NCP) less than 500 μm in size. Particles that remain suspended in water reduces clarity and impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Nutrients, such as phosphorus, are bound to particles and are a major factor in algal blooms.

The study was undertaken as part of PhD research at the USQ Faculty of Engineering and Surveying. The purpose of the study was to measure the amount of NCP washed off various types of urban surfaces during storms. This work will assist in identifying the dominant sources of pollution in urban catchments and assist in providing more effective stormwater mana

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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Additional Information: USQ publication. Research report for Condamine Alliance.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2007 05:51
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 04:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban runoff, stormwater, suspended solids
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering

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