Self fertilising geotextiles in model pervious pavement structures

Alan P. Newman, Les Duckers, Ernest O. Nnadi, Andrew 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 phosphorous has been investigated as a potential self-fertilizing geotextile. Ongoing experiments are reported which illustrate the capability of the textile to support biodegradation and to encourage rapid recovery of activity after a period of oil starvation. The results from this study further highlight the importance of availability of inorganic nutrients in the biodegradation process and optimization of the effectiveness of the pervious pavement system for pollution control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
Pages670-679
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Palm Springs, United States
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

ConferenceWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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geotextile
pavement
biodegradation
self potential
nutrient
oil
starvation
pollution control
manufacturing
polymer
cost
experiment

Keywords

  • Biological processes
  • Geosynthetics
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Nutrients
  • Pavements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Newman, A. P., Duckers, L., Nnadi, E. O., & Cobley, A. J. (2011). Self fertilising geotextiles in model pervious pavement structures. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 670-679) https://doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)69

Self fertilising geotextiles in model pervious pavement structures. / Newman, Alan P.; Duckers, Les; Nnadi, Ernest O.; Cobley, Andrew J.

World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. 2011. p. 670-679.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Newman, AP, Duckers, L, Nnadi, EO & Cobley, AJ 2011, Self fertilising geotextiles in model pervious pavement structures. in World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. pp. 670-679, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011, Palm Springs, United States, 22/05/11. https://doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)69
Newman AP, Duckers L, Nnadi EO, Cobley AJ. Self fertilising geotextiles in model pervious pavement structures. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. 2011. p. 670-679 https://doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)69
Newman, Alan P. ; Duckers, Les ; Nnadi, Ernest O. ; Cobley, Andrew J. / Self fertilising geotextiles in model pervious pavement structures. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. 2011. pp. 670-679
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