Pollutant Removal Efficiency of Detention Basins

by A. Osman Akan, Old Dominion Univ, Norfolk, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


A simple method is presented for quick estimates of pollutant removal efficiency of detention basins under dynamic conditions. The method is based on the generalized solutions to the reservoir routing problem and the settling velocities of pollutants in urban runoff.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Runoff | Reservoirs | Detention basins | Settling velocity | Fluid velocity | Urban areas

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