2286 Compost Filter Socks for Storm Water and Erosion Control in Construction

An update to the Standards Specifications for Highway Construction of erosion and sediment control measures through the Storm Water Action Team is ongoing. Part of this update includes reviewing and evaluating new erosion control products like compost filter socks. It is not known if compost filter socks can function effectively as an erosion control product without leaching contaminants to the environment. Research in conjunction with laboratory and data analysis are needed to determine if compost filter socks do leach contaminants under conditions identified at transportation construction sites in Oklahoma. This project will develop and refine a simplified laboratory method for determining leaching potential of compost filter socks at Oklahoma construction sites. This new standard will then be utilized to test various compost filter sock compositions for leaching of contaminants. A cost-benefit analysis will be performed to compare the use of compost filter socks to current practices. Results from field monitoring of filter sock implementation will be used to inform the ODOT Storm Water Action Team for development of a standard and specification to use on ODOT construction sites.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $60000
    • Contract Numbers:

      2286

      SPRY-0010(082)RS

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Project Managers:

      Stephens, Teresa

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Oklahoma, Norman

      School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
      202 West Boyd Street, Room 334
      Norman, OK  United States  73019
    • Principal Investigators:

      Vogel, Jason

    • Start Date: 20191001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01722861
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oklahoma Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2286, SPRY-0010(082)RS
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 19 2019 10:40AM