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dc.contributor.authorArthur, Scott
dc.contributor.otherAllen, D.
dc.contributor.otherHaynes, H.
dc.contributor.otherOlive, V.
dc.coverage.spatialJ4M8 distribution park, West Lothian, Scotlanden_UK
dc.coverage.temporalBetween Jan 2014 - Jan 2015en_UK
dc.description.abstractA key design criterion of sustainable urban drainage systems is to mitigate urban stormwater pollution. Current research defines sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) pollutant treatment efficiency through the detention of total suspended solids, urban nutrients and heavy metal pollutants within the system during a design flow event, with research focusing on sand (>2mm) sediment movement. The impact of multiple rainfall-runoff events on the fine sediment (<2mm) treatment efficiency of SuDS is not yet well defined and the temporal movement of detained sediment has not been investigated in detail. The field research presented in this paper addresses this research gap, monitoring ongoing fine sediment transport through a best practice designed SuDS network over 12 months through the use of a novel rare earth oxide (REO) trace methodology. Through time-stepped monitoring of the fine sediment pollution across three SuDS treatment trains (networks), the following key conclusions have been drawn. (1) That fine sediment becomes re-suspended and re-deposited within SuDS assets and the network as a result of ongoing multiple rainfall-runoff events. (2) That this re-suspension continues for over 52 weeks. (3) That by area, linear wetlands (within the monitored networks) out-perform wetland and swale assets in multiple event fine sediment detention. And (4) that multiple event monitoring and analysis of fine sediment within a SuDS network highlights the under-performance of SuDS assets against current design event expectations.en_UK
dc.publisherThe University of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshSediment transport -- Researchen_UK
dc.subject.lcshDrainage -- Researchen_UK
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Purification -- Evaluationen_UK
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Environmental aspectsen_UK
dc.subject.lcshWater quality management -- Evaluationen_UK
dc.subject.lcshUrban runoff -- Management -- Evaluationen_UK
dc.subject.lcshContaminated sediments -- Managementen_UK
dc.titleMultiple rainfall event pollution transport by Sustainable Drainage Systems: the fate of fine sediment pollutionen_UK
dc.subject.freeSustainable urban drainage systems; sediment transport; rare earth tracer; pollutant treatment efficiency; stormwater qualityen_UK
dc.subject.jacsJACS Subjects::Physical sciences::Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments::Environmental sciences::Applied environmental sciencesen_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation::GE Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.subject.lcT Technology::TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineeringen_UK 2014 - Jan 2015en_UK
dc.coverage.coordinates55°52′40.9″N 3°39′08.0″Wen_UK
uon.divisionFaculties, Schools and Departments::University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Social Sciences::School of Geographyen_UK
uon.funder.controlledFunders::Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeTabulated data presented in the manuscript, e.g. rainfall simulations, xls files that compose each of the figures presented in the manuscript, and the original figure (for figures 2 to 6).en_UK
uon.parentprojectBlue-Green Cities Research Projecten_UK
uon.collectionmethodDetailed method is presented in the research paper. In summary, physical sediment sample collection from stomwater network. Trace and particle size distribution analysis were undertaken for each sample.en_UK
uon.rightscontactHeriot-Watt Universityen_UK

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