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BMP Trains 2020
bmptrains, computer program, assessment, stormwater, water quality, FDEP, FDOT, SJRWMD, SWFWMD, SFWMD, State of Florida
Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, C# programming, Civil Engineering, Stormwater Management
This is version 4.3.2 BMP Trains 2020. It is a computer program used to assess the average annual removal effectiveness of nutrients. It is based on research from the State of Florida and uses design criteria in the State. It is accepted by regulatory agencies in the State. It was posted for use stating on April 30, 2021.
This version allows for greater flexibility in media selection. Noted is the choice of treatment rate to calculated service life. Treatment rate is usually decreased by 2 to incorporate a factor of safety. It also increases the reporting decimal places for TP removed in the Summary and Complete Reports A well as changes from fraction to % in exfiltration worksheet..
The development cost was supported by the Florida Department of Transportation. It is an improvement from all previous versions – most notably because of the departure from the Microsoft Excel platform to being programmed and compiled using the C# programming language. The entire user interface and much of the internal function has been completely overhauled, while still preserving the essential goal of quantifying pre- and post-development average annual nutrient loading (Nitrogen and Phosphorus) and determining the average annual effectiveness of a wide variety of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the nutrients’ removal.
The research by Dr. Harvey Harper, Dr. Marty Wanielista, Dr. Mike Hardin, Dr. Kelly Kibler, Dr Ni-Bin Chang, Eric Livingston, and others in computing nutrient loads and BMP removal effectiveness continues to be the backbone of the program. Dr. Ron Eaglin provided the programming in C# with Visual Basic.
The program preserves the methodologies used to assess average annual effectiveness as currently used by consultants and professional within the State of Florida. The program has been reviewed by State agencies as well as consultants. The reviewers include staff from the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Water Management Districts, and local agencies. Where there is doubt as to model parameters (input data), the option for user inputs has been preserved.
It is understood that BMP Trains 2020 reflects current (April 30, 2021) state-of-the art methods that are used to determine average annual effectiveness of stormwater best management practices (BMPs). The authors appreciate the input from all of the reviewers and are committed to making changes as the science and engineering changes are approved by reviewing agencies.
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
St. Johns River Water Management District
South Florida Water Management District
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Suwanee River Water Management District
University of Central Florida
Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering at UCF
Stormwater Management Academy at UCF
Environmental Research and Design
Professional stormwater individuals at many additional consulting engineering companies.
C++ and visual basic
Number of Pages
At least 100 worksheets are available for use with 15 BMP options.
College of Engineering & Computer Science
Stormwater Management Academy
University of Central Florida
Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
BMP Trains 2020, Martin Wanielista, University of Central Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation, April 30, 2021.