Category: Stormwater Symposium

393989 - Efficiency of Sediment Capture with Filter Media

Tuesday, Jun 5
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Sediment is one of the major pollutants in stormwater runoff, and many filtering and sedimentation practices are being used to protect surface waters, but the effectiveness of these practices are largely unevaluated. Commercially, these filter materials are often packaged in fabric tubes or bags to allow for convenient transport and installation and can be broadly called sediment control logs (SCL). A series of experiments have been conducted on different filter media to characterize the efficiency of sediment capture for stormwater runoff pollution management. This presentation will review the procedures used and preliminary results of the experiments, focusing mainly on the sediment trapping aspects of the experiments.

Co-Authors: Bruce Wilson, St. Paul MN – University of Minnesota

John ALLAN.. Chapman

Assistant Research Professor and Program Director
University of Minnesota