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Title:Pilot Scale Evaluation of Escherichia Coli Removal from Stormwater Runoff Using Steel Byproduct Filtration
Principal Investigators:Guanghui Hua and Christopher Schmit
University:South Dakota State University
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-690
RiP #:01848613
RH Display ID:159313
Keywords:bacteria, contaminants, filtration, recycled materials, runoff, sewage treatment, steel, waste products (materials)


Fecal indicator bacteria such as E. coli have been recognized as major contaminants that prevent the potable and non-potable reuse of stormwater runoff from different sources. Conventional stormwater best management practices are generally not effective in removing E. coli. Recycled steel byproducts are a new filtration material that can be used for stormwater runoff treatment. Laboratory experiments have shown that media filtration using steel products can effectively remove E. coli from stormwater runoff. The objective of this project is to install a large pilot scale steel byproduct filter at a stormwater site at the City of Sioux Falls, SD and determine the performance of this filter for E. coli removal. The results of this project can promote the full scale application of this new technology for stormwater treatment.

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