URBAN RUNOFF FROM A ROAD SURFACE - A WATER QUALITY STUDY

Preliminary results of an investigation into the quality of surface water from a motorway catchment are reported. The removal of several contaminants has been studied as a first stage in the generation of a model for quantifying the environmental impact of urban runoff. Hydrological conditions have been routinely monitored in three adjacent drainage systems. Automatic sampling systems have been installed, and the levels of vehicle oils, specific hydrocarbons, trace metals and solids, in runoff, have been estimated. Tentative correlations between contaminant concentrations and environmental conditions are proposed. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Pope, W
    • Graham, NJD
    • Young, R J
    • PERRY, R
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 533-543
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM