Non-Vegetated Filtration Systems
In dense urban environments or in situations where very high flow-through rates are required, non-vegetated filtration systems can offer very high performance whilst maintaining a very small footprint. These filtration systems can also be appropriate where a highly-engineered treatment system is required, delivering high levels of treatment consistency and minimising losses due to evapotranspiration.
This group of projects is developing a range of cutting-edge filtration technologies based around advanced media combinations. The research not only aims to develop optimal technologies for treatment of water for both human and environmental purposes, but aims to develop technologies which minimise lifecycle costs (both financially and in terms of materials use).
For details of the research conducted in this area, see the links below:
- Could Porous Pavement be Part of the Urban Water Solution?
- Passive Filtration for Pathogen Removal in Urban Stormwater (PhD – Dr Yali Li)
- Performance Assessment of Porous Pavements/Fine Media Filter Systems (PhD – Harpreet Kandra)
- Development and Testing of envissTM Systems
- Mitigating the Risks of Urban Stormwater Harvesting
- Predicting the Performance of Stormwater Infiltration Systems (PhD – Dr Dale Brown)
- Filtration Technologies for Stormwater Harvesting (PhD – Dr Belinda Hatt)
- Zinc and Copper Behaviour During Stormwater Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Sandy Aquifers (PhD – Dr Anke Steinel (nee Wendelborn))
- Development of an Experimentally-Derived Clogging Prediction Method for Stormwater Infiltration Systems (PhD – Dr Nilmini Siriwardene)
For a full list of publications relating to this thematic research area, see the Publications section of the website.