Exploration of Novel Multifunctional Open Graded Friction Courses (MOGFC) for In-situ Highway Runoff Treatment

This study is aimed at exploring a new material for in-situ treatment of highway storm water runoffs to prevent pollution of water bodies. Storm water runoffs from highways contain both organic and inorganic contaminants of which large portions are eventually conveyed to the nearby water bodies such as rivers and lakes. The U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT) are subjected to increasing pressures from water quality regulatory agencies for the control and treatment of highway storm water runoffs. There is an urgent need to alleviate the effects of highway runoffs. Copper and zinc have been identified to be the major inorganic contaminants in highway runoffs. The goal of this study is to explore a Multifunctional Open Graded Frictional Courses (MOGFC) by adding innovative additives to Open Graded Friction Courses (OGFC) to create a new material that has high heavy metal removal capacities. A series of batch experiments will be conducted to optimize the material composition and fabrication process and to determine its adsorption capacities for heavy metal removals. Technical guidance for highway application of this material for effective management of highway storm water runoffs will be produced.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $72158.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC50

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Jackson State University, Jackson

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Jackson, MS  United States  39217-0168

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Jackson State University, Jackson

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Jackson, MS  United States  39217-0168
  • Principal Investigators:

    Li, Lin

    Li, Yadong

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37069

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573284
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC50
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2015 1:01AM