BMP Trains

Keywords

bmptrains, computer program, assessment, stormwater, water quality, FDEP, FDOT, SJRWMD, SWFWMD, SFWMD, computer program

Description

This is version 1.2.10. BMP Trains 2020 is a computer program used to assess the average annual effectiveness of stormwater best management practices. It is based on the design criteria used in the State of Florida. 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 loadings (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, Eric Livingston, and others in computing nutrient loads and BMP removal effectiveness continues to be the backbone of the program. The program was written by Dr. Ron Eaglin and Dr, Marty Wanielista with the support of many University of Central Florida Students.

Abstract

This is version 1.2.10. BMP Trains 2020 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. The development 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 loadings (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, 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 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.

Contributors

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

Stormwater Management Academy

Date Created

5-9-2019

Type

Analysis Model

College

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Unit

Stormwater Management Academy

Location

University of Central Florida

Department

Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

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