Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Faculty Advisor

Walker, Harold Webb

Abstract

This project quantified the water quality of stormwater runoff from various surface types and used this information to design cost efficient Best Management Practices (BMPs) with high contaminant removal rates. On the WPI campus, the grass areas, access roads, and walkways had higher concentrations of contaminants than parking lots, main roads, and roofs. By targeting these surfaces, BMPs were designed with a contaminant removal rate of approximately 50% of a full downstream design but at 33% of the cost.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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