Further developments in self-fertilising geotextiles for use in pervious pavements

A. P. Newman, E. O. Nnadi, L. J. Duckers, A. J. Cobley

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    Abstract

    Geotextiles incorporating inorganic nutrients (particularly phosphorous) to enhance the growth of oil degrading microoganisms when geotextiles are used in pervious pavement applications have been shown to be effective in the past. However the cost and manufacturing difficulties have been a barrier to their use. A polypropylene random mat geotextile incorporating an alternative polymer additive as a source of phosphorus has been investigated as a potential self-fertilising geotextile. Experiments are reported which investigate nutrient leach rates, biofilm formation and biodegradation activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1333-1339
    Number of pages7
    JournalWater Science and Technology
    Volume64
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Geotextiles
    geotextile
    pavement
    Pavements
    Nutrients
    self potential
    nutrient
    Biofilms
    Biodegradation
    biofilm
    Phosphorus
    Polypropylenes
    biodegradation
    manufacturing
    polymer
    phosphorus
    oil
    Polymers
    cost
    Costs

    Keywords

    • Geotextiles
    • Hydrocarbons
    • Pervious pavements

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Science and Technology

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    Further developments in self-fertilising geotextiles for use in pervious pavements. / Newman, A. P.; Nnadi, E. O.; Duckers, L. J.; Cobley, A. J.

    In: Water Science and Technology, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2011, p. 1333-1339.

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