Contaminant Accumulation in Best Management Practices: Implications for the Performance of Catchment Basins

Stormwater runoff contains dissolved pollutants but it is well known that a much larger fraction of the contaminants is associated with suspended solids. The control of these contaminated solids is typically addressed by Best Management Practices (BMP), such as retention/detention ponds or catchment basins in general. This project proposes a comprehensive study of catchment basins to elucidate the impact of seasonal weather conditions onto the fate and multi-phase transport of a particularly important class of petroleum hydrocarbons (PH) in stormwater runoff, which, for the purpose of this project, include semi-volatile poly-aromatic-hydrocarbons (PAH) and volatile mono-aromatic compounds, such as benzene or toluene. The potential outcomes of this study may have important ramifications for designing and maintaining BMP system and, in general, are relevant to meeting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and MS4 requirements and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $40784.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      RIDOT grant


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      URI Transportation Center- RIDOT

      75 Lower College Road
      Kingston, RI  United States  02906
    • Principal Investigators:

      Craver, Vinka

    • Start Date: 20130701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35640

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01497808
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Rhode Island Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: RIDOT grant, S000200
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 9 2013 1:00AM