Evaluation of Charred Porous Polymers as a Method of Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Shipyards
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK
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Most shipyards have viable Best Management Practices BMPs in place to mitigate the transport of heavy metals to surface waters by storm water. Despite aggressive efforts to control storm water, shipyards have come under increased regulatory pressure to further reduce concentrations of heavy metals, such as copper and nickel, in storm water discharges. The tightening of regulatory requirements warrants research into additional BMPs. The objectives of this research project were to 1 determine the feasibility of placing a replaceable cartridge of adsorbent material within a storm water collection system and 2 evaluate two commercially available charred porous polymer adsorbents for the removal of heavy metals from storm water. The results indicated that there are commercially available storm water treatment components which could be adapted to house a cartridge of porous adsorbent material.
- Water Pollution and Control