Drainage, Runoff, 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 these runoff constituents upon the quality of surrounding waters is not well defined, this study will mainly concentrate on nutrient contaminants (essentially phosphorus). 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 swale and detention/retention ponds. An evaluation of the effectiveness of these systems in removing phosphorus by physical, chemical and biological uptake is the aim of this research endeavor. This study represent the first step towards the determination of design criteria for swales and detention/retention ponds based on water quality improvement.
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Yousef, Yousef A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Pearce, David B., "Transformation of Phosphorus in Highway Runoff Management Systems" (1984). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4658.