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First Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Second Advisor

Sharon Wulf

Date

2012

Abstract

Lake Quinsigamond, situated between Worcester and Shrewsbury MA, is subjected to urban contaminants which enter the lake via point sources. One such source is bridge drainage pipes from the I-290 bridge traversing the lake. The runoff from the pipes contributes various pollutants, decreasing water quality. To treat runoff drained from the bridge, a slow rate sand filtration system would be implemented to collect and filter the runoff before it enters the lake. Success will be measured by the overall improvement of water quality, cost efficiency and the sustainability of the system.

Keywords

The World's Water

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The World's Water

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Sand Filtration of Bridge Runoff


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