WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
Project ID: RI1801
Title: Treatment of Roadway Runoff
Focus Categories: Treatment, Waste Water
Keywords: stormwater treatment, roadway runoff, adsorption, precipitation
Start Date: 03/01/2001
End Date: 04/30/2002
Federal Funds: $28,465
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $57,634
Congressional District: 2nd
Leon T Thiem
Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
Conventional roadway runoff treatment technologies will not remove dissolved and ultrafine particulate associated pollutants. A new low-maintenance treatment process will be developed to add-on to existing conventional roadway runoff treatment processes to remove the pollutants that now enter the environment. The development of the new roadway runoff treatment technology will be accomplished through three tasks that include 1) literature review, 2) bench scale laboratory testing, and 3) pilot plant study.
Results from this research will include a design manual to guide developers in treatment selection based upon contaminant influent quality and regulatory guidance as well an operational prototype unit which can serve as a technology transfer teaching tool.