Summer 2015 Resources and Publications

Endocrine disrupting alkylphenolic chemicals and other contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluents, urban streams, and fish in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River Regions

Larry B. Barber, Jorge E. Loyo-Rosales, Clifford P. Rice, Thomas A. Minarik, Ali K. Oskouie. 2015.

Science of the Total Environment (517) 195-206

Urban streams are an integral part of the municipal water cycle and provide a point of discharge for wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents, allowing additional attenuation through dilution and transformation processes, as well as a conduit for transporting contaminants to downstream water supplies. Domestic and commercial activities dispose of wastes down-the-drain, resulting in wastewater containing complex chemical mixtures that are only partially removed during treatment.

A Review of Dissolved Pollutants in Urban Stormwater and their Removal and Fate in Bioretention Cells

LeFevre, G.H., K.H. Paus, P. Natarajan; J.S. Gulliver, P.J. Novak, and R.M. Hozalski. 2015.

Journal of Environmental Engineering, 141 (1).

Storm-water pollutants are widely recognized as a major cause of surface water quality degradation. Most storm-water treatment efforts have focused on capture of particles and particle-associated pollutants, but oftentimes half or more of pollutant loads can be attributed to the dissolved phase. Dissolved pollutants are more mobile, bioavailable, and are captured via different mechanisms than particles. Low-impact development storm-water control measures such as bioretention are being used to infiltrate storm water to reduce storm-water volume as well as to capture storm-water pollutants.

A Modified Philip-Dunne Infiltrometer for Measuring the Field-Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Surface Soil

Ahmed, F., R. Nestingen, J.L. Nieber, J.S. Gulliver and R.M. Hozalski. 2014.

Vadose Zone, 13(10). 

Urban streams are an integral part of the municipal water cycle and provide a point of discharge for wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents, allowing additional attenuation through dilution and transformation processes, as well as a conduit for transporting contaminants to downstream water supplies. Domestic and commercial activities dispose of wastes...