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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

Principal Investigator:
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.

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