Highway runoff can cause a number of water quantity and quality problems. Stormwater management systems for highways have been developed based on a fast drainage for large storm situations. Non-point source pollution from highway runoff is a growing water quality concern. Stormwater quality control needs to be integrated into highway drainage design and operation to reduce the stormwater impacts on the receiving water. A continuous simulation/optimisation model for analysing integrated highway best management practices (BMPs) is presented. This model can evaluate the life cycle performance of infiltration and/or storage oriented highway BMPs. It can be directly integrated with spreadsheet optimisation tools to find the least cost options for implementing BMPs throughout a specified life cycle.
Research Article|September 01 2006
Life cycle optimisation for highway best management practices
Water Sci Technol (2006) 54 (6-7): 477-484.
J.G. Lee, J.P. Heaney, D.N. Rapp, C.A. Pack; Life cycle optimisation for highway best management practices. Water Sci Technol 1 September 2006; 54 (6-7): 477–484. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.606
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