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Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices

Authors: Hunt, W.F., Lord, B., Loh, B., Sia, A.

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As cities develop, more land is converted into impervious surfaces, which do not allow water to infiltrate. Careful urban planning is needed to ensure that the hydrologic cycle and water quality of the catchment areas are not affected. There are techniques that can attenuate peak flow during rain events and reduce the amount of metals, nutrients, and bacteria that enter the urban water cycle. This brief gives a short introduction on bioretention systems and documents the effectiveness of some 36 plant species in removing water pollutants. A summary on the maintenance requirements is also presented. 

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Angelia Sia is an Assistant Director at the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology, Singapore. She received her first degree from the National University of Singapore and Master of Business Administration from the Imperial College, London. In addition to managing the publishing and marketing of the award-winning periodical CITYGREEN, she looks into translating research findings into applicable outcomes through other publications, as well as streamlining processes for administrative excellence. In the course of work, she has contributed towards a number of scientific papers.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hunt, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Selection of Plants that Demonstrated Nitrate Removal Characteristics

    Hunt, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 7-20

  • Inspection and Maintenance Guidelines

    Hunt, William F. (et al.)

    Pages 21-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-245-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-245-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-287-244-9
Series ISSN
2194-7244
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 59
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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