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Comparison of planted soil infiltration systems for treatment of log yard runoff

Hedmark, A, Scholz, M, Aronsson, P and Elowson, T 2010, 'Comparison of planted soil infiltration systems for treatment of log yard runoff' , Water Environment Research, 82 (7) , pp. 666-669.

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    Abstract

    Treatment of log yard runoff is required to avoid contamination of receiving watercourses. The research aim was to assess if infiltration of log yard runoff through planted soil systems is successful and if different plant species affect the treatment performance at a fieldscale experimental site in Sweden (2005 to 2007). Contaminated runoff from the log yard of a sawmill was infiltrated through soil planted with Alnus glutinosa (L.) Ga¨rtner (common alder), Salix schwerinii3viminalis (willow variety ‘‘Gudrun’’), Lolium perenne (L.) (rye grass), and Phalaris arundinacea (L.) (reed canary grass). The study concluded that there were no treatment differences when comparing the four different plants with each other, and there also were no differences between the tree and the grass species. Furthermore, the infiltration treatment was effective in reducing total organic carbon (55%) and total phosphorus (45%) concentrations in the runoff, even when the loads on the infiltration system increased from year to year.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Reprinted with permission from Water Environment Research Journal, 82, (7), pp. 666-669, Copyright © 2010 Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, Virginia, www.wef.org This paper may be downloaded for personal uses only. Any other use requires prior permission of the Water Environment Federation.
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Water Environment Research
    Publisher: Water Environment Federation
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 10614303
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 16:13
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:24
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/20731

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