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dc.contributor.authorChapman, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Teden_US
dc.contributor.authorHuston, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Andrew Yiu-chungen_US
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Glendonen_US
dc.contributor.editorA. Deletic & T. Fletcheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:10:41Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:10:41Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-08T08:09:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/20100
dc.description.abstractThere has been strong interest in recent years to use rainwater tanks in urban areas of Australia, as catchments yields become less predictable and urban populations continue to increase. The CRC Water Quality and Treatment is conducting research to assess the quality of water from rainwater tanks in urban and industrial areas of Australia. The aim of this research is to concentrate on tanks where a potable supply exists and to use the data in health risk assessment. Storm event data has shown that discarding the first millimetre of runoff via a first flush device usually does little to substantially reduce the mean concentration of contaminants. First flush devices can also substantially reduce the catch of rainwater tanks. Rain sampling shows that there is some lead in rain, though there may be a greater input from the roof itself. The use of rainwater in hot water systems (HWS) can lead to increases in copper and lead concentrations. The lead concentration from hot water sometimes exceeds the drinking water guidelines. The source of the lead from the roof requires further study.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMonash Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=784851735895270;res=IELENGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename7th Internat Conf on Urban Drainage Modelling and 4th Internat Conf on Water Sensitive Urban Designen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleBook of proceedings : 7th International conference on Urban Drainage Modelling and the 4th International Conference on Water Sensitive urban Designen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2006-04-02en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2006-04-07en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321120en_US
dc.titleChemical water quality and health risk assessment of urban rainwater tanksen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2006. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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