Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control During Pipeline Construction Using a New Filter Fence Concept

EPA Grant Number: R830633C003
Alternative EPA Grant Number: R827015C030
Subproject: this is subproject number 003 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R830633
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: IPEC University of Tulsa (TU)
Center Director: Sublette, Kerry L.
Title: Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control During Pipeline Construction Using a New Filter Fence Concept
Investigators: Barfield, Billy J. , Gasem, Khaled A , Matlock, Marty D.
Institution: Oklahoma State University , University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Current Institution: Oklahoma State University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: May 1, 2003 through April 30, 2004
Project Amount: Refer to main center abstract for funding details.
RFA: Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC) (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research

Objective:

  1. Prepare and present two workshop at the IPEC meeting: a) an initial workshop to develop consensus among leading researchers, industry, and environmental agencies on design and performance criteria for new silt fence technology to be used in the petroleum industry (completed and reported 1/10/04)
  2. Develop threshold design criteria for sediment control, effluent guidelines under Phase II SWP based on a regional impact analysis (reported 7/12/04)
  3. Prove the FAEST silt fence design and implementation concept under laboratory and field conditions where current silt fence fails due to:
    1. Flow concentrations that result from current installation technology
    2. Failure to trap clays and fine silts addressed through: flow barriers

    Objective(s) Proposed for Year 2 Project Period to be Addressed in Current Project Period:

  4. Prove the FAEST silt fence design and implementation concept under laboratory and field conditions where current silt fence fails due to:
    1. Failure to trap clays and fine silts addressed through: use of polyacrylimide (PAM) applied upslope of the fence or fused onto the apron to enhance settling
  5. Write proposed BMP guidelines and develop design aids for the technology
  6. Develop design requirements for machine systems to install fences (reported on 7/12/04)

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 3 publications for this subprojectView all 32 publications for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

Soil, sediments, pollution prevention, sustainable development, engineering, hydrology, south central, Oklahoma, EPA Region 6, petroleum industry, construction industry,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Waste, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Sustainable Industry/Business, Remediation, Sustainable Environment, Treatment Technologies, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Ecological Risk Assessment, Environmental Engineering, contaminated sediments, decontamination, environmental technology, petroleum contaminated soil, petrochemicals, remediation technologies, environmental sustainability, petroleum industry, ecological impacts, environmental regulations, environmental education, ecological research

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R830633    IPEC University of Tulsa (TU)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R830633C001 Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Economical Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells (Phase II)
    R830633C002 A Continuation of Remediation of Brine Spills with Hay
    R830633C003 Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control During Pipeline Construction Using a New Filter Fence Concept
    R830633C004 Evaluation of Sub-micellar Synthetic Surfactants versus Biosurfactants for Enhanced LNAPL Recovery
    R830633C005 Utilization of the Carbon and Hydrogen Isotopic Composition of Individual Compounds in Refined Hydrocarbon Products To Monitor Their Fate in the Environment
    R830633C006 Evaluation of Commercial, Microbial-Based Products to Treat Paraffin Deposition in Tank Bottoms and Oil Production Equipment
    R830633C007 Identifying the Signature of the Natural Attenuation in the Microbial Ecology of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Groundwater Using Molecular Methods and “Bug Traps”
    R830633C008 Using Plants to Remediate Petroleum-Contaminated Soil: Project Continuation
    R830633C009 Use of Earthworms to Accelerate the Restoration of Oil and Brine Impacted Sites