Stormwater Management with Enhanced Tree Filter Systems

This project addresses the treatment of stormwater runoff with tree filters. The major objective of this research project is to investigate the bacteria and petroleum hydrocarbon, particularly polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), removal efficiency of a conventional tree filter and then directly compare it with that of a second, innovative tree filter system. Besides a strong field test component, this project includes detailed laboratory experiments that investigate the permanent fixation of bioactive amendments to strong sorbents. Together, these enhancement, once installed in a tree filter, promise to greatly enhance the sorption capacity for hydrophobic pollutants and the reduction of bacterial load from the stormwater infiltrating into the modified tree filter. Field testing of these filters will be conducted on the Rhode Island Stormwater Treatment Demonstration Facility (RI STDF).


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR-2(32)2334 RIDOT-


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Rhode Island Transportation Center

      University of Rhode Island
      75 Lower College Road
      Kingston, RI  United States  02881
    • Principal Investigators:

      Boving, Thomas

    • Start Date: 20120701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32206

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01467084
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Rhode Island Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-2(32)2334 RIDOT-, S000151
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:27PM