Optimization of Biofiltration for Highway Stormwater Runoff Treatment through Vegetation Selection

Project Number: 
11-23
Project Description: 

Stormwater runoff is a nonpoint source of nutrients that may cause eutrophication of the water bodies in which the runoff is discharged. Biofilters are BMPs designed to remove nutrients, total suspended solids, and heavy metals while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing environment. Design guidance for biofiltration basins for nutrient removal typically recommend planting numerous species of plants including both warm and cool season grasses, but ideal species are untested in the majority of the United States.

Posters:

  1. Optimization of Biofiltration for Highway Stormwater Runoff Treatment through Vegetation Selection (September 2013)
Principle Investigator(s) Contact Information: 
susan.burns@ce.gatech.edu
University(ies): 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Start and End Dates: 
12/09/2011 - 12/09/2014
Topic: 
Mobility

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