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Measure Twice, Build Once: Bench-Scale Testing to Evaluate Bioretention Media Design
STANDER, E., M. BORST, T. OCONNOR, AND A. ROWE. Measure Twice, Build Once: Bench-Scale Testing to Evaluate Bioretention Media Design. In Proceedings, EWRI ASCE 2010 International Low Impact Development Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 11 - 14, 2010. Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of ASCE, Reston, VA, ,, (2010).
The paper discusses the utility of conducting bench-scale testing on selected bioretention media and media amendments to validate hydrologic properties before installing media and amendments in larger pilot- or full-scale rain garden installations. The bench-scale study concluded that initial media and amendment selections did not provide adequate drainage. Consequently the pilot-scale rain gardens were constructed using a different media and carbon amendment. The design of the pilot-scale experiment was also described.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRANCH