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dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Courtneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenway, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.editorGustaf Olssonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:08:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:08:08Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-06-29T22:21:25Z
dc.identifier.issn0273-1223en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2166/wst.2007.108en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/24488
dc.description.abstractBiofiltration systems are becoming a popular stormwater treatment device in water sensitive urban design for the removal of fine particulate and dissolved pollutants from stormwater. However, there is limited published data on the effectiveness of these systems for nutrient removal. We constructed biofiltration mesocosms to assess nutrient removal (nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon) under experimental conditions. Different types of media were compared (gravel, sand, and sandy-loam) in vegetated and non-vegetated mesocosms (six treatments in total). Five plant species were used. Vegetated sand and vegetated sandy-loam provided the best overall treatment. Vegetated mesocosms were very effective in removing nitrogen (63-77% removal) and phosphorus (85-94% removal) from synthetic stormwater, and removed substantially more nutrients than the non-vegetated treatments. All treatments removed a substantial portion of the carbon from the stormwater (28-66%). When flushed with tap water, nitrogen and phosphorus were retained by the vegetated mesocosms, but leached from the non-vegetated mesocosms. Plant growth was most vigorous in the sandy-loam media, indicating that this is a good growth media, even without the addition of organic matter.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusNoen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherIWA Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iwaponline.com/default.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom183en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto191en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWater Science & Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume55en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300199en_US
dc.titleRemoval of dissolved nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon from stormwater by biofiltration mesocosmsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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