Permeable pavement and stormwater management systems: a review

Imran, H.M. and Akib, S. and Karim, M.R. (2013) Permeable pavement and stormwater management systems: a review. Environmental Technology, 34 (18). pp. 2649-2656. ISSN 0959-3330, DOI

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Uncontrolled stormwater runoff not only creates drainage problems and flash floods but also presents a considerable threat to water quality and the environment. These problems can, to a large extent, be reduced by a type of stormwater management approach employing permeable pavement systems (PPS) in urban, industrial and commercial areas, where frequent problems are caused by intense undrained stormwater. PPS could be an efficient solution for sustainable drainage systems, and control water security as well as renewable energy in certain cases. Considerable research has been conducted on the function of PPS and their improvement to ensure sustainable drainage systems and water quality. This paper presents a review of the use of permeable pavement for different purposes. The paper focuses on drainage systems and stormwater runoff quality from roads, driveways, rooftops and parking lots. PPS are very effective for stormwater management and water reuse. Moreover, geotextiles provide additional facilities to reduce the pollutants from infiltrate runoff into the ground, creating a suitable environment for the biodegradation process. Furthermore, recently, ground source heat pumps and PPS have been found to be an excellent combination for sustainable renewable energy. In addition, this study has identified several gaps in the present state of knowledge on PPS and indicates some research needs for future consideration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 243XG Times Cited:0 Cited References Count:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Permeable pavement, Porous pavement, Geotextiles, Ground source heat pumps (gshp), Sustainable drainage, Heat-pump systems, Neural-networks, North-carolina, Urban runoff, Performance, Quality, Water, Removal, Simulation, Pollutants
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2014 02:31
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 02:31

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