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Case study: Design, operation, maintenance and water quality management of sustainable storm water ponds for roof run-off

Scholz, M 2004, 'Case study: Design, operation, maintenance and water quality management of sustainable storm water ponds for roof run-off' , Bioresource Technology, 95 (3) , pp. 269-279.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this case study was to optimise design, operation and maintenance guidelines, and to assess the water treatment potential of a storm water pond system after 15 months of operation. The system was based on a combined silt trap, attenuation pond and vegetated infiltration basin. This combination was used as the basis for construction of a roof water runoff system from a single domestic property. United Kingdom Building Research Establishment and Construction Industry Research and Information Association, and German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste design guidelines were tested. These design guidelines failed because they did not consider local conditions. The infiltration function for the infiltration basin was logarithmic. Algal control techniques were successfully applied, and treatment of rainwater runoff from roofs was found to be largely unnecessary for recycling (e.g., watering plants). However, seasonal and diurnal variations of biochemical oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen and pH were recorded.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Roof water runoff, attenuation pond, vegetated infiltration basin, silt trap, British building research establishment, construction industry research and information association, German association for water, wastewater and waste, water quality management, sampling scheme, algae
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Bioresource Technology
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0960-8524
    Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2011 11:23
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:59
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16520

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