Bioretention Media Modification for Heavy Metal Removal in Stormwater: A Field Study in North Carolina, USA

Because military sites may be a potential source of heavy metal species runoff and more stringent water quality standards set in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, a study is underway on the Fort Bragg campus to 1) determine the origin, fate, and relative abundances of heavy metal species in stormwater and 2) understand bioretention's role in sequestering many pollutants, including heavy metals, and the effect of an experimental media on this sequestration process. During this session, we will discuss the study and explore the importance of tailoring Best Management Practices (BMP) design to meet water quality goals and the implications this has on ecological systems.

Speaker / Author: 
Andrew Anderson, MS
Month Year: 
July 2015
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