In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of bioretention systems installed worldwide. However, there has only been limited research on the long-term effectiveness of these sustainable urban drainage system devices. This paper presents the results of a series of controlled field experiments investigating the pollutant removal efficiency of three bio-filtration system that have been in service for over five years in the Sunshine Coast in Australia. The results of this study suggest that the long-term pollution removal performance of these systems may not be as effective as previously thought and further research is needed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Amsterdam International Water Week - |
Duration: 2 Nov 2015 → 6 Nov 2015
|Conference||Amsterdam International Water Week|
|Period||2/11/15 → 6/11/15|
- bioretention systems
- stormwater pollution
- sustainable urban drainage systems
- water management
Lucke, T., Dierkes, C., Boogaard, F., & Jaeger, R. (2015). Investigation into the long-term stormwater pollution removal efficiency of bioretention systems. Paper presented at Amsterdam International Water Week, .