Challenges and developments of bioretention facilities in treating urban stormwater runoff; A review

Takaijudin, Husna and Ghani, Aminuddin Ab and Zakaria, Nor Azazi (2016) Challenges and developments of bioretention facilities in treating urban stormwater runoff; A review. Pollution, 2 (4). pp. 489-508. ISSN 2383-451X

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Abstract

Bioretention or rain garden is a preferable low impact development (LID) approach due to its characteristics which reflect natural water cycle processes. However, this system is still little understood and quite complicated in terms of design and implementation due to many technical considerations. Hence, this paper gives a review of the challenges and developments for the use of bioretention facilities to enhance its capabilities in attenuating peak flow and treating stormwater runoff particularly in urban areas. This paper reviews the main aspects of bioretention which are stormwater hydrologic, hydraulic and treatment performance. Some of the limitations during the implementation of this natural approach are highlighted in design configuration and the public perception towards this new approach. It is concluded that the bioretention approach is one of the sustainable solutions for stormwater management that can be applied either for individual systems or regional systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioretention, hydrologic performance, infiltration practices, treatment performance.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD419-428 Water pollution
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Penyelidikan Kejuruteraan Sungai dan Saliran Bandar (REDAC) > Article
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 09:49
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2018 02:54
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/36030

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