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LOW-COST ACTIVE COATING MULCH FOR URBAN RUNOFF

Agency:
EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

Project Number:
SU836773
Contact PI / Project Leader:
DENG, YANG
Awardee Organization:
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Description

Abstract Text:
The long-range goal is to develop effective, low-cost, and simple maintenance filter media to support sustainable urban stormwater management. The primary objective of this Phase I project is to synthesize, characterize, and test a novel media, i.e., wood mulch coated with biochar and water treatment residuals (WTRs, a recycled industrial waste) — for retention of multiple contaminants from urban runoff. Our central hypothesis is that WTR and biochar can irreversibly adsorb certain pollutants from urban runoff without any significant leaching, thereby offering a sustainable solution to polluted urban stormwater. To achieve the objective, a 1-year, four-task plan is proposed: Task 1: Synthesis and characterization of low-cost active coating (LAC) wood mulch; Task 2: Batch tests; Task 3: Column tests; and Task 4: Life cycle assessment. Task 1, LAC mulch was prepared and characterized. In Task 2, beaker tests were performed to obtain key kinetics and thermodynamic parameters and evaluate the performance of LAC mulch for select contaminants in simulated urban runoff. This provided input data for Task 3 column tests that evaluate the best LAC mulch determined from Task 2 in terms of hydraulic properties and treatment efficacy with synthetic and real urban runoff under continuous flow conditions. Finally, the ranges of operational parameters for application are recommended. In Task 4, life cycle analysis is performed. Select target pollutants include: (1) toxic heavy metals, i.e., Cu, Zn, and Pb; (2) phosphorus (P); and (3) organic pollutants, i.e., benzene (a representative priority pollutant).
Project Terms:
Beak; Benzene; cost; Data; Goals; Heavy Metals; Industrial Waste; Kinetics; Life Cycle Stages; Maintenance; Names; novel; Performance; Phase; Phosphorus; pollutant; Property; Residual state; Testing; Thermodynamics; Treatment Efficacy; water treatment; Wood material

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  DENG, YANG
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Not Applicable
Awardee Organization:
Name:  MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
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Fiscal Year: 2016
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DUNS Number: 053506184
Project Start Date: 01-Sep-2016
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Project End Date: 31-Aug-2017
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2016 EPA

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$15,000

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