Performance characterisation of a stormwater treatment bioretention basin

Mangangka, Isri R., Liu, An, Egodawatta, Prasanna, & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (2015) Performance characterisation of a stormwater treatment bioretention basin. Journal of Environmental Management, 150, pp. 173-178.

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Abstract

Treatment performance of bioretention basins closely depends on hydrologic and hydraulic factors such as rainfall characteristics and inflow and outflow discharges. An in-depth understanding of the influence of these factors on water quality treatment performance can provide important guidance for effective bioretention basin design. In this paper, hydraulic and hydrologic factors impacting pollutant removal by a bioretention basin were assessed under field conditions. Outcomes of the study confirmed that the antecedent dry period plays an important role in influencing treatment performance. A relatively long antecedent dry period reduces nitrite and ammonium concentrations while increasing the nitrate concentration, which confirms that nitrification occurs within the bioretention basin. Additionally, pollutant leaching influences bioretention basin treatment performance, reducing the nutrients removal efficiency, which was lower for high rainfall events. These outcomes will contribute to a greater understanding of the treatment performance of bioretention basins, assisting in the design, operation and maintenance of these systems.

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ID Code: 79645
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bioretention basin, Stormwater treatment, Stormwater quality, Stormwater pollutant processes, Rainfall characteristics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.11.007
ISSN: 0301-4797
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Environmental Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Environmental Management Volume 150, 1 March 2015, Pages 173–178 doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.11.007
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2014 05:52
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 15:39

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