MS4 Management

Workshop

Compost-Based Biofiltration Practices in Urban Runoff and MS4 Stormwater Permit Compliance Applications

Monday, February 12
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 102A

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

Green infrastructure, low impact development, green building ordinances, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit compliance, and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation strategies have become national priorities; however designers need more sustainable, low cost solutions to meet these goals and guidelines. A study conducted at the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, MD evaluated the potential to use compost-based biofilters for these types of applications, and the objective of this study was to determine the removal efficiency of compost filter socks on nitrogen, phosphorus, petroleum hydrocarbons, harmful bacteria, and heavy metals in urban storm water runoff applications. Applications utilizing this information for above ground passive filtration with compost filter socks and below ground filtration with catch basin inlet inserts will be reviewed and examined in detail. An MS4 storm water permit compliance case study and field examples of these applications will also be reviewed.

Green infrastructure, low impact development, green building ordinances, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit compliance, and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation strategies have become national priorities; however designers need more sustainable, low cost solutions to meet these goals and guidelines. A study conducted at the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, MD evaluated the potential to use compost-based biofilters for these types of applications, and the objective of this study was to determine the removal efficiency of compost filter socks on nitrogen, phosphorus, petroleum hydrocarbons, harmful bacteria, and heavy metals in urban storm water runoff applications. Applications utilizing this information for above ground passive filtration with compost filter socks and below ground filtration with catch basin inlet inserts will be reviewed and examined in detail. An MS4 storm water permit compliance case study and field examples of these applications will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

Target Audience: Consultant,Engineer,Landscape Architect,Storm Water

Britt Faucette

Ecosystem Scientist
Filtrexx International

Dr. Britt Faucette, Ph.D., is an Ecosystem Scientist, Certified Professional of Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Dr. Faucette currently directs research, technical services, and regulatory approval programs for Filtrexx International and the organics recycling and storm water management industries. He earned his Ph.D. from the Odom School of Ecology at the University of Georgia where he researched soil-water-plant performances of various BMPs used in soil erosion and storm water management applications; served as a state specialist in storm water management, organics recycling, and pollution prevention programs in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; and is an adjunct professor in the School of Environmental Design. Britt serves on multiple technical committees with the American Society of Test Methods (ASTM), the Board of Trustees for the US Composting Council’s Research & Education Foundation (CCREF), and is a technical advisor to the Water Environment Federation (WEF) National Testing Standards Working Group Committee, the National Living Soil Alliance (LSA), and Elemental Impact (EI) - a non-profit dedicated to Zero Waste. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Annual Clean Water Award presented by the US Composting Council. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications, over 100 popular press articles, developed federal (7) and state (nearly 50) specifications on organic materials used in erosion and sediment control and storm water management, worked with foreign governments, taught graduate students, consulted on organic materials management and storm water related projects in 15 countries, has been awarded approximately $500,000 in state and federal research grants, has conducted seminars and trainings at over 100 national and regional conferences, and has published three books on research and design elements of organic materials used in storm water management.

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John J. Paoluccio

Engineer
IRI Products



John is the President of Inventive Resources Inc., in Salida CA. He has a broad range of experience and knowledge in engineering design, troubleshooting, product development, manufacturing, invention/patent and quality control. He currently holds a General Engineering Contractor license A&B and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific. To date, he has over two dozen patents and patents pending in environmental control devices. Inventive Resources Inc. was founded in 1984 by his father John A. Paoluccio and initially developed several environmental related patents. John joined his father’s company as a draftsman in 1992 and immediately started turning these patents into practical environmental products. After he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering, John focused on streamlining manufacturing and quality control and worked closely with different manufacturing teams and facilitated the reduction of material, labor and assembly while increasing quality. Since joining the family company in 2002 as an engineer, John has developed new technologies for fuel (using biomass), odor control, storm water filtration, hydraulic oil protection, flood protection, medical personnel infection control and invasive aquatic weed abatement devices(using UV light). John has volunteered in schools, children’s museums and to nature projects such as honey bees and monarch butterfly education and restoration. He has spearheaded several special projects for child education at the Children’s Museum of Stockton and Pixie Woods, these including designing and constructing interactive learning displays including a magnet, recycling, shopping center and robotic movement. He also volunteers his time for local elementary and high school students in STEM related activities and workshops. John is now working on a non-chemical method to eradicate Aquatic Invasive Plants from our waterways. In 2017 John finished his first pilot study in Tahoe using UV-C light to eliminate plants.

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