Stormwater Testing with Permeable Pavers

Posted on January 6, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

This is an article about testing on Permeable Pavers.
clipped from www.lid-stormwater.net
Permeable Pavers
Some current studies on the effectiveness of permeable pavers for reducing Total
Suspended Solid (TSS),  nutrient, metal and thermal loadings are being
conducted in Florida, Toronto, and Washington State.
The parking lot of the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, which serves 700,000 visitors
annually, has been innovatively designed as a research and demonstration project
for the use of permeable pavers as part of a treatment
train approach, comparing three paving surfaces in conjunction with swales.
Studies at the University of Guelph in Canada have also observed greater
pollutant loads from asphalt surfaces than from concrete or permeable
pavers
.
There, a research team led by Professor William James has been performing field
and laboratory tests since 1993 on the influence of permeable
pavers
on runoff pollutant levels and thermal characteristics.
In addition, during a lab simulation, the permeable pavers were found to reduce
surface runoff temperatures
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