Pollutant Removal and Peak Flow Mitigation by a Bioretention Cell in Urban Charlotte, NC

Pollutant Removal and Peak Flow Mitigation by a Bioretention Cell in Urban Charlotte, NC

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Hunt, W.F., Smith, J.T., Jadlocki, S.J., Hathaway, J.M., Eubanks, P.R. 2008. Pollutant Removal and Peak Flow Mitigation by a Bioretention Cell in Urban Charlotte, NC. Journal of Environmental Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, North Carolina. Volume 134, Number 5. Pages 403-408.
bacteria, BMP, Efficiency, flooding, sampling, Stormwater
Bioretention practices were tested for several pollutants including nitrogen, bacteria, metals, total solids and found that these systems reduce most target pollutants in the urban environment and also reduce the storm runoff. Fecal coliform and E. coli efficiency ratios were 0.69 and 0.71, nutrients were reduced except for nitrate plus nitrite, metal efficiency ratios ranged from 0.31 to 0.77. However, Iron increased by 330%.

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