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The synergy of permeable pavements and geothermal heat pumps for stormwater treatment and reuse

The synergy of permeable pavements and geothermal heat pumps for stormwater treatment and reuse

Tota-Maharaj, K., Scholz, M., Ahmed, T., French, C. and Pagaling, E. (2010) The synergy of permeable pavements and geothermal heat pumps for stormwater treatment and reuse. Environmental Technology, 31 (14). pp. 1517-1531. ISSN 0959-3330 (Print), 1479-487X (Online) (doi:10.1080/09593331003782409)

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Abstract

The use of permeable pavement systems with integrated geothermal heat pumps for the treatment and recycling of urban runoff is novel and timely. This study assesses the efficiency of the combined technology for controlled indoor and uncontrolled outdoor experimental rigs. Water quality parameters such as biochemical oxygen demand, nutrients, total viable heterotrophic bacteria and total coliforms were tested before and after treatment in both rigs. The water borne bacterial community genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification followed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and was further confirmed by DNA sequencing techniques. Despite the relatively high temperatures in the indirectly heated sub‐base of the pavement, potentially pathogenic organisms such as Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli, faecal Streptococci and Legionella were not detected. Moreover, mean removal rates of 99% for biochemical oxygen demand, 97% for ammonia‐nitrogen and 95% for orthophosphate‐phosphates were recorded. This research also supports decision‐makers in assessing public health risks based on qualitative molecular microbiological data associated with the recycling of treated urban runoff.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pervious permeable pavements, geothermal heat pump, urban runoff, water reuse, microbial diversity
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13098

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