Study to Use Biochar to Filter Storm Drain

Several scholars in University of Delaware have been funded to study the use of biochar to filter the storm drain in this link.

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With a two-year grant from NCHRP through its IDEA (Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis) program, the team will conduct lab tests to quantify the impact of biochar on water retention, infiltration and nitrogen transformation in highway greenways.

“We think that amending soils with biochar will lead to significant increases in water retention, slowing down the movement of stormwater,” he adds. “This approach may also enhance the transformation of nitrogen compounds in stormwater.”

Joe Brown and Sriya Panta are graduate students working on a project overseen by Paul Imhoff, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), which seeks to use biochar to remediate stormwater runoff from roadways. As the need to reduce nutrient runoff into waterways increases and less land is available around roadways to filter runoff, biochar is being looked at to increase the filtering potential of the land immediately adjacent to roadways. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)

Joe Brown and Sriya Panta are graduate students working on a project overseen by Paul Imhoff, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), which seeks to use biochar to remediate stormwater runoff from roadways. As the need to reduce nutrient runoff into waterways increases and less land is available around roadways to filter runoff, biochar is being looked at to increase the filtering potential of the land immediately adjacent to roadways. – (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)

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