Fate Of Heavy Metals In Stormwater Runoff From Highway Bridges
Abbreviated Journal Title
Sci. Total Environ.
Psychology; Clinical; Substance Abuse
Pollutants associated with runoff water from highway bridges located in Central Florida, USA, were characterized and quantified. These pollutants are directly discharged through scupper drains to adjacent water bodies and floodplains or detained in ponds before being released to lakes and streams. Runoff water contains heavy metals such as lead, zinc, copper, chromium, iron, nickel and cadmium which concentrate in adjacent soils and biota.
It appears that soil systems are efficient in removing heavy metals from highway bridge runoff. It is suggested that bridge drainage be directed towards retention/detention ponds or floodplains and direct drainage of bridges in water bodies beneath them should be avoided as much as possible. This paper summarizes several studies conducted by the University of Central Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, U.S.A.
Science of the Total Environment
Yousef, Y. A.; Wanielista, M. P.; Hvitved-Jacobsen, T.; and Harper, H. H., "Fate Of Heavy Metals In Stormwater Runoff From Highway Bridges" (1984). Faculty Bibliography 1980s. 362.