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Title: Stormwater filtration of a municipal detention pond

Author: Han, James S.; Miyashita, Ernest S.; Lin, Yi-yu.; Roa, Alcardo.;

Date: 1999

Source: [Kenaf properties, processing and products. Mississippi State, MS : Mississippi State University, Ag & Bio Engineering, 1999].:p. [471]-485 : ill.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Wood- and nonwood-based fibers have been found to have a significant sorption capacity for ionized copper, a heavy metal commonly found in stormwater. The USDA-FS Forest Products Laboratory (Madison, WI) is conducting research on the potential of utilizing natural wood- and nonwood-based fibers in stormwater treatment. The problem with the current practice of stormwater filtration is that it requires a large area, can be very expensive, and typically does not solve the problem of fine suspended particles or dissolved pollutants. The integration of these fibers into a stormwater filtration system can be advantageous due to its relatively low cost, biodegradability, and regenerative capacity. The objective of this research is to explore the potential use of kenaf bast and core fibers, and their associated efficiency variables as a filter for reduction stormwater.

Keywords: Waste water treatment, Ponds, Filtration, Plant fibers, Water pollution, Kenaf, Stormwater, Rainwater

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Han, James S.; Miyashita, Ernest S.; Lin, Yi-yu.; Roa, Alcardo. 1999. Stormwater filtration of a municipal detention pond. [Kenaf properties, processing and products. Mississippi State, MS : Mississippi State University, Ag & Bio Engineering, 1999].:p. [471]-485 : ill.

 


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