Nitrogen, Runoff, Storm water retention basins, Water -- Pollution
The operation and maintenance of highways contributes a variety of pollutants to surface and subsurface waters. Solids, heavy metals, nutrients, oil and grease, pesticides and bacteria can all be associated with highway runoff. Although the full extent of the effect of all of these runoff constituents upon the quality of surrounding waters is not well defined, this study will mainly concentrate on nutrient contaminants (essentially nitrogen). The last decade has seen increasing efforts in research and development to abate contaminant discharges from highway runoff using a number of treatment facilities such as retention/detention basins, swales and wetland systems. An evaluation of the effectiveness of these systems in removing nitrogen by physical, chemical and biological uptake is the aim of this research endeavor. This information could prove invaluable in an overall assessment of the effectiveness of highway runoff treatment systems.
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Yousef, Yousef A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Tolbert, Robert D., "Transformation of Nitrogen in Highway Runoff Management Systems" (1984). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4656.