Laboratory Analysis of the System for Catchment, Pre-treatment and Treatment (SCPT) of Runoff from Impervious Pavements
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AuthorFernandez-Barrera, Andrés H.; Rodríguez Hernández, Jorge; Castro Fresno, Daniel; Vega Zamanillo, Angel
This article reports the development and construction of a 1:1 scale laboratory prototype of a System for Catchment, Pre-treatment and Treatment (SCPT) of runoff polluted by contaminants washed from impervious pavements. The concept of the SCPT is an online system with an up-flow filter. The filter is composed geotextile layers and limestone. Laboratory tests carried out were focused on determining the SCPT prototype behaviour under different working conditions. The variables studied were: inflow, pollutant loads and filtration system configuration. The results show that the designed system has a high capacity for total solids and oil treatment, with an average efficiency of 85% and 97% respectively. Moreover, the regression equations of the treatment efficiency have been determined for each of the studied pollutants, for different inflow conditions and pollution loads.
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