Stormwater Management

Poster Presentation

Water Quality Improvement Performance of Soil Cell

Tuesday, February 13
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Level of Presentation: Intermediate

Soil Cell is a novel LID practice, its performance is not well understood. This poster presentation will exhibit its performance in terms of water quality control based on a field monitoring operation in 2016.

Soil cell is an increasingly popular Low Impact Development (LID) practice particularly in cases where lack of Right of Way prevents the implementation of traditional LID such as bioretention. Soil cells can be readily incorporated into the cityscape, a structural grid system supports the sidewalk and the void is backfills with soil medium.
As in traditional bioretention systems, the soil medium filters stormwater runoff and supports vegetation the vegetation in turn is irrigated by the stormwater and absorbs pollutants.
Due to the novel nature, the water quality control performance of this LID is not well understood, therefore a pilot study is implemented on Queensway and between Moynes Ave and Berl Ave in East Toronto, Ontario in 2008 and monitored since. This poster will exhibit the soil cell’s pollutant removal efficiency for selected pollutants in 2016.

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Target Audience: Engineer,Government Agency,Storm Water

Lianghao Chen

M.A.Sc Candidate
Ryerson University, Department of Civil Engineering

Liangaho Chen received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering from Ryerson University, he is currently pursuing a Masters of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Darko Joksimovic at Ryerson university.
His academic interests include Low-Impact-Development, statistic modelling and infrastructure asset management.

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