Using urban surface composition to model stormwater suspended solids: a case study of the effect of rainwater tanks

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Brodie, Ian. 2007. "Using urban surface composition to model stormwater suspended solids: a case study of the effect of rainwater tanks." Mimicking Nature - Evolution or Revolution in Stormwater Management (2007). Twin Waters, Australia 19 - 21 Sep 2007 Brisbane, Australia.
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Using urban surface composition to model stormwater suspended solids: a case study of the effect of rainwater tanks

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AuthorBrodie, Ian
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2007 Queensland Stormwater Industry Association Stormwater Management Conference
Number of Pages11
Year2007
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.stormwater.asn.au/qld/
Conference/EventMimicking Nature - Evolution or Revolution in Stormwater Management (2007)
Event Details
Mimicking Nature - Evolution or Revolution in Stormwater Management (2007)
Event Date
19 to end of 21 Sep 2007
Event Location
Twin Waters, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: Pollutant load estimation is often required to evaluate stormwater management issues associated with water quality and urban development. Land use (e.g. residential, commercial) is commonly employed as a base to spatially characterize the pollutant generation from urban areas. This paper demonstrates an alternative approach of using the composition of surface type (e.g. road, roof, grassed) within urban catchments to define suspended solids loads in runoff. A case study is provided involving an evaluation of the potential effect that widespread adoption of rainwater tanks may have on the suspended particle concentration of residential urban runoff. A surface based approach provides a fundamental understanding of the main contributors to stormwater pollutant load generated from urban catchments.

Keywordsurban runoff, impervious surfaces, suspended solids, stormwater management, non-point source pollution
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400499. Chemical engineering not elsewhere classified
400513. Water resources engineering
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