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Main Title Evaluating the Stormwater Treatment Performance of AbTech Industries Smart Sponge(Trademark) Plus in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
Author S. Nolan ; S. Jones ; N. Landry
CORP Author New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Portsmouth.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Jackson Estuarine Lab.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2011-110358
Additional Subjects Fecal-borne bacteria removal ; Water pollution control ; Storm water treatment ; Storm drainage systems ; Sampling ; Bacterial concentrations ; Bacterial loadings ; Storm runoff ; Water quality inlets ; Performance evaluation ; Smart Sponge(trademark) Plus ; Seabrook (New Hampshire)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-110358 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 45p
The ability of AbTech's Smart Sponge(trademark) Plus to remove fecal-borne bacteria from stormwater was evaluated in a storm drainage system located in Seabrook, New Hampshire. The Smart Sponge(trademark) Plus was installed into a water quality inlet and samples were collected from influent (pre-treatment) and effluent (post-treatment) for analysis of bacterial concentrations and loadings during 15 storm events from September 3, 2003 to May 24, 2004, excluding winter months. The 15 storms included events with a range of rainfall intensities and amounts, as well as accompanying runoff volumes. Flowweighted composite samples were analyzed for fecal coliforms, Escherichia coli and enterococci to determine if concentrations were lowered as stormwater passed through the Smart Sponge(trademark) Plus material. In most cases, bacterial concentrations were reduced within the treatment system, but to varying degrees. The efficiency ratio based on reduction in event mean concentration for each bacterial indicator in the flow was calculated for each storm event. The values ranged most widely for fecal coliforms, whereas the range of ratios was narrower and the values were more consistent for enterococci.