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Experiments are reported in which water from model pervious pavement systems to which oil is added at 24ml per m 2 per week was used to irrigate tomato plants and rye grass. The growth of these plants is compared with plants irrigated with water from untreated rigs and with plants watered with deionised (DI) water. Comparative performance of the plants indicated that far from causing inhibition of the plant growth through the effects of hydrocarbons the excess of nutrients released from the rigs (which had been supplied with nutrients to support biodegradation), were sufficient to produce enhanced plant growth. The minerals in the irrigation solutions seemed not to be contributing to salinisation problems or serious soil structure issues. Whilst this seems to support the use of such waters for irrigation it points towards problems of excess nutrient release if such effluents were released directly to surface waters. This indicates a possible need to reconsider the approaches we make to supporting hydrocarbon biodegradation in pervious pavements.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings 11th International Conference on Urban Draianage|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||11th International Conference on Urban Drainage - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 31 Aug 2008 → 5 Sept 2008
|Conference||11th International Conference on Urban Drainage|
|Period||31/08/08 → 5/09/08|
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Pratt, C., Newman, A. P., Shuttleworth, A. & Puehmeier, T.
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