The effects of vegetation on the hydraulic residence time of stormwater ponds

James Hart, Visoth Tiev, Virginia Stovin, Jean Lacoursiere, Ian Guymer

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

Storm water ponds treat polluted run-off from urban areas, highways and agricultural land. Vegetation plays a key role in water treatment, but further understanding is required to identify how vegetation density and spatial distribution within a pond affect the residence time, an important parameter with respect to water treatment. This paper presents results from a preliminary study where the residence time distribution and discharge of a water treatment pond were measured at two stages within the vegetation’s seasonal growth cycle, representing the minimum and maximum states of the vegetation’s density. The results show clear and significant differences between the residence time distribution for the two cases, and highlight the need for further work on the topic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages21-24
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event19th IAHR-APD Congress - Hanoi, Vietnam, Viet Nam
Duration: 21 Sep 201424 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference19th IAHR-APD Congress
CountryViet Nam
Period21/09/1424/09/19

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The effects of vegetation on the hydraulic residence time of stormwater ponds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hart, J., Tiev, V., Stovin, V., Lacoursiere, J., & Guymer, I. (2014). The effects of vegetation on the hydraulic residence time of stormwater ponds. 21-24. Paper presented at 19th IAHR-APD Congress, Viet Nam.