BMP filters: Upflow vs. Downflow

Shirley Clark, Robert Pitt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Stormwater filters are typically operated in a downflow mode. This research had two objectives: (1) to determine the increased life of a filter operated in an upflow mode, and (2) to determine if the operation of a downflow, mixed-media filter could be modeled using the power equation proposed by Urbonas (1999). The results showed that upflow operation could provide longer filter run times. Using laboratory-scale columns, the use of a power equation to model downflow filtration was also demonstrated. Model confirmation using pilot-scale columns is currently underway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLinking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
EditorsB.R. Urbonas, B.R. Urbonas
Pages489-493
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on: Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receive Water Impact Mitigation - Snowmass Village, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2001Aug 24 2001

Publication series

NameLinking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation

Other

OtherProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on: Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receive Water Impact Mitigation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySnowmass Village, CO
Period8/19/018/24/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

Cite this