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Project ID: 2006KY69B

Title: Pervious Concrete for Solid/Liquid Separation and Waste Remediation

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: KY 6th

Focus Categories: Agriculture, Non Point Pollution, Nutrients

Keywords: water quality, runoff, waste remediation

Principal Investigator: Workman, Steve (University of Kentucky)

Federal Funds: $4,999

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $9,998

Abstract: Pervious concrete is a mixture of coarsely graded aggregate and cement that results in a material that easily transmits water. Pervious concrete has mainly been used to control runoff from parking lots and to allow groundwater recharge. Since the mixture has porosity and permeability, there could be several advantages of using pervious concrete for agricultural purposes including solid/liquid separation and waste remediation. Through laboratory testing, we expect to show how the properties of pervious concrete will help create new methods for conserving and protecting our water resources.

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