Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices

by William Hunt, Bill Lord, Benjamin Loh, Angelia Sia

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Book Description

As cities develop, more land is converted into impervious surfaces, which do not allow water to infiltrate. Careful urban planning is needed to ensure that the hydrologic cycle and water quality of the catchment areas are not affected. There are techniques that can attenuate peak flow during rain events and reduce the amount of metals, nutrients, and bacteria that enter the urban water cycle. This brief gives a short introduction on bioretention systems and documents the effectiveness of some 36 plant species in removing water pollutants. A summary on the maintenance requirements is also presented.

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Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2015
Pages
65
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789812872449
ISBN10
9812872442
ISBN13 Digital
9789812872456
ISBN10 Digital
9812872450
PDF Size
8.2 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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