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Modelling pollutant build-up and wash-off in urban road and roof surfaces

Egodawatta, Prasanna & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (2008) Modelling pollutant build-up and wash-off in urban road and roof surfaces. In 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Engineers Australia, 14-17 April 2008, Adelaide, Australia.

Abstract

This paper presents outcomes of an investigation into the quality of stormwater from urban surfaces. Mathematical replication equations were developed for pollutant build-up and wash-off for road and roof surfaces. Based on the replication equations, pollutant loads from road and roof surfaces from three residential urban catchments were modelled. It was noted that the contribution from roof surfaces is significantly higher when compared to road surfaces for relatively smaller intensity rain events. This could be attributed to the relatively smoother surface texture and higher slopes when compared to road surfaces. This highlights the significance of roof surfaces as an urban water pollutant source.

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ID Code: 13708
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Road pollutant build, up, Road pollutant wash, off, Roof pollutant build, up, Roof pollutant wash, off
ISBN: 0858257351
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 23 May 2012 22:58

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