Pollutant removal efficiency of alternative filtration media in stormwater treatment

N. Seelsaen, R. McLaughlan, S. Moore, J.E. Ball & R. M. Stuetz
ABSTRACT Sorption experiments were used to assess the ability of various materials (sand, compost, packing wood, ash, zeolite, recycled glass and Enviro-media) to remove heavy metal contaminants typically found in stormwater. Compost was found to have the best physicochemical properties for sorption of metal ions (Cu, Zn and Pb) compared to sand, packing wood, ash, zeolite and Enviro-media. The compost sorption of these metal ions conformed to the linear form of the Langmuir adsorption equation...
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