A comparative review of stormwater treatment and reuse techniques with a new approach: Green Gully

Begum, Sharmina, Rasul, Mohammad G., & Brown, Richard J. (2008) A comparative review of stormwater treatment and reuse techniques with a new approach: Green Gully. WSEAS Transactions on environment and development, 4(11), pp. 1002-1013.

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Water restrictions are currently in place in most of the major cities of Australia in response to the severe drought. In order to manage water resources in a sustainable manner and to help reduce the restrictions, developing methods to recycle and reuse the stormwater and effluent water/waste water has become an important and urgent issue. This paper presents a review of the available stormwater treatment and reuse techniques and introduces a new technology known as ‘Green Gully’ that collects, purifies and reuses stormwater throughout an automated network system. The component of Green Gully along with experimental set-up and procedures are described. Preliminary experimental result on performance of Green Gully is provided and discussed. A comparative study of available treatment measures with respect to advantages, disadvantages and pollutant trapping efficiency is presented and discussed. This paper also highlights the current stormwater reuse techniques to reduce the water crisis. Conclusions based on a comparative study of stormwater treatment measures and reuse techniques are presented, which will be useful for stormwater researchers, planners and stormwater management in general.

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ID Code: 16900
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Stormwater management, Stormwater treatment, Stormwater reuse, Stormwater quality improvement device (SQID), Green Gully
ISSN: 1790-5079
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2008 01:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:00

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