TREATMENT OF HIGHWAY RUNOFF

RENING AV VAEGDAGVATTEN

The need for treatment of highway runoff is primarily a question of the polluting effect on the local receiving system. The pollutants that are the most important to reduce are heavy metals and organic substances. As they are bound to particles, a reduction of suspended solids (SS) also reduces heavy metals and organic substances. Suitable methods for treating highway runoff include different kinds of natural systems. Natural systems for effective runoff treatment include vegetation controls, wet detention basins, infiltration basins and wetlands. This report describes these systems. Furthermore, a brief review of treatment of runoff in Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany and USA is provided.

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    STATENS GEOTEKNISKA INSTITUT

    LINKOEPING,   Sweden  SE-581 93
  • Authors:
    • LUNDBERG, K
    • LINDMARK, P
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 45 p.
  • Serial:
    • SGI VAEGLEDNING
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: STATENS GEOTEKNISKA INSTITUT
    • ISSN: 1101-3400

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM