Pilot Scale Evaluation of Escherichia Coli Removal from Stormwater Runoff Using Steel Byproduct Filtration

Fecal indicator bacteria such as E. coli have been recognized as major contaminants that prevent the potable and non-potable reuse of stormwater runoff from different sources. Conventional stormwater best management practices are generally not effective in removing E. coli. Recycled steel byproducts are a new filtration material that can be used for stormwater runoff treatment. Laboratory experiments have shown that media filtration using steel products can effectively remove E. coli from stormwater runoff. The objective of this project is to install a large pilot scale steel byproduct filter at a stormwater site at the City of Sioux Falls, SD and determine the performance of this filter for E. coli removal. The results of this project can promote the full scale application of this new technology for stormwater treatment.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $240000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    South Dakota State University
    Brookings, SD  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hua, Guanghui

    Schmit, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20220524
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-690

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01848613
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2022 11:17AM