Stormwater Management

Workshop

Biochar/iron/sand filters to remove bacteria and nutrients in an urban watershed

Tuesday, February 13
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

PDH: 1

Location: 102A

Level of Presentation: Intermediate

So your stormwater runoff is polluted with bacteria...now what?
This presentation will discuss the use of biochar, iron and sand filters to remove bacteria and phosphorus from urban runoff in a watershed in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Catch basin inserts, pond filter benches and a filter box were installed and stormwater inflow and outflow were monitored for two years and results will be discussed.

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Target Audience: Academic,Consultant,Engineer,Government Agency,Storm Water,Stream/Wetland

Edward Matthiesen

Principal Engineer
Wenck Associates, Inc.

Mr. Matthiesen has 40 years of water resource engineering experience primarily in the Midwest. During this time he has been the designated watershed engineer for several organizations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. Through this work he has been responsible for trying numerous methods to remove impaired waters from the jEPA section (303)d list for nutrients, bacteria and suspended solids as the primary pollutants. He has a BA in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a MCE from the University of Minnesota.

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Diane Spector

Senior Water Resources Planner
Wenck Associates, Inc.

Diane Spector is a senior water resources planner and scientist at Wenck Associates with a background in watershed and local water management and planning, environmental policy, planning and analysis, stream assessments and stressor identification studies, and TMDL and diagnostic studies. She has an MS in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay

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