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Constructed wetlands for the treatment of highway runoff.

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Show simple item record Keating, E. Healy, Mark G. Rodgers, Michael 2012-04-05T16:56:44Z 2012-04-05T16:56:44Z 2008-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Keating, E. 2008. Constructed wetlands for the treatment of highway runoff. Chapter 5. pp. 139 - 160. In: Robert H. Theobald (Ed.) Environmental Management. Nova Publishers, NY. ISBN: 978-1-60456-904-9 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60456-904-9
dc.description.abstract Highway surface runoff contains pollutants such as total suspended solids (TSS), hydrocarbons, de-icing salts, and heavy metals. Treatment methods for highway runoff include storage/treatment facilities, such as constructed wetlands (CWs), detention ponds, or sedimentation tanks; stormwater infiltration facilities, such as soakaways, trenches, or basins; and filter strips and swales. These facilities are commonly referred to as SuDS - Sustainable Drainage Systems.The treatment of highway runoff using CWs is widely used in America, Australia and most of Europe. CWs are a suitable choice for the treatment of highway runoff, due to their relative low cost and good efficiency in treating contaminants such as TSS, organic matter, heavy metals, as well as hydrocarbons and inorganic salts. This review paper aims to characterise highway surface runoff, quantify the removal mechanisms of influent pollutants, evaluate the performance of CWs in the treatment of highway runoff, discuss their design criteria, and compare their performance with other treatment methods. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Nova Publishers en_US
dc.subject Civil Engineering en_US
dc.subject Highway runoff en_US
dc.subject Constructed wetlands en_US
dc.subject Detention ponds en_US
dc.subject Filter strips en_US
dc.subject Sedimentation tanks en_US
dc.title Constructed wetlands for the treatment of highway runoff. en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.local.publishedsource en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder NUI Galway en_US

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