Erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) are used to meet and comply with stormwater regulations and keep pollutants from migrating off site. Although generally successful, these BMPs often fail to meet turbidity standards when fine particulates and colloidal particles are present. Anionic polyacrylamides (PAMs) are a safe, effective and cost effective method for erosion and sediment control as well as stormwater management. When used in conjunction with traditional storm water and erosion control BMPs, anionic PAMs can optimize their performance to meet discharge and turbidity goals. In this presentation, the correct use of anionic PAM with traditional erosion and stormwater BMPs will be detailed and real world examples will be highlighted. A primary focus will be on use of PAM technologies for coastal stabilization of beach sands for coastal highway restoration following hurricane damage.
How anionic polyacrylamide (PAM) is used to enhance traditional and current Best Management Practices to meet and comply with regulations
Understand the benefits of anionic polymer enhanced BMPs and how they can decrease overall site costs
Identify what type of polymer enhanced BMP should be used for specific site applications to maximize overall effectiveness