Evaluation of physical properties of rubber-chip amended media in BMPs for highway runoff pollution control

Daniel Jones, Tian C Zhang, John S Stansbury, Massoum Moussavi, Dana Richter-Egger

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Abstract

As nonpoint source pollution, storm water runoff is one of the main contributors to stream impairment in the United States and is primarily treated using best management practices (BMPs). One of the problems with BMPs is that the properties including the optimal composition and physical characteristics of the media used in bioretention basins are not well evaluated. The objective of this research is to evaluate treatment performance and physical characteristics of different alternative low-cost and/or low-weight media to be used in bioretention basins. Specifically, the use of rubber chips is evaluated as a possible supplemental medium because of their light weight and availability. Four types of rubber chip mediated soil mixtures were tested. It was found that a 50/50 mixture of rubber chips and sand had the best treatment, but lacked the best physical qualities for plant growth and may require addition of compost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationShowcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
Pages186-192
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 19 2013May 23 2013

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress

Conference

ConferenceWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/19/135/23/13

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best management practice
rubber
pollution control
physical property
runoff
road
nonpoint source pollution
basin
compost
sand
cost
evaluation
soil
water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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Jones, D., Zhang, T. C., Stansbury, J. S., Moussavi, M., & Richter-Egger, D. (2013). Evaluation of physical properties of rubber-chip amended media in BMPs for highway runoff pollution control. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress (pp. 186-192). (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress).

Evaluation of physical properties of rubber-chip amended media in BMPs for highway runoff pollution control. / Jones, Daniel; Zhang, Tian C; Stansbury, John S; Moussavi, Massoum; Richter-Egger, Dana.

World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 2013. p. 186-192 (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jones, D, Zhang, TC, Stansbury, JS, Moussavi, M & Richter-Egger, D 2013, Evaluation of physical properties of rubber-chip amended media in BMPs for highway runoff pollution control. in World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress, pp. 186-192, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 5/19/13.
Jones D, Zhang TC, Stansbury JS, Moussavi M, Richter-Egger D. Evaluation of physical properties of rubber-chip amended media in BMPs for highway runoff pollution control. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 2013. p. 186-192. (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress).
Jones, Daniel ; Zhang, Tian C ; Stansbury, John S ; Moussavi, Massoum ; Richter-Egger, Dana. / Evaluation of physical properties of rubber-chip amended media in BMPs for highway runoff pollution control. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 2013. pp. 186-192 (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress).
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