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SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology

Transformation Processes of Metals in Urban Road Dust

Implications for Stormwater Reuse

Authors: Jayarathne, A., Wijesiri, B., Egodawatta, P., Ayoko, G.A., Goonetilleke, A.

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  • Provides an overview of potential transformation processes of metals build-up on roads and related stormwater quality impacts 
  • Enables informed decision-making for stormwater pollution mitigation 
  • Discusses how dry weather periods influence metal transformation 
  • Describes the persistence, mobility, toxicity, and bioavailability of metals and their impact on stormwater quality 
  • Presents a novel approach to quantify risk associated with the metal content of road dust, based on their bioavailability characteristics
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This book discusses the physicochemical changes (transformations) that metals deposited on urban road surfaces undergo during dry weather periods, in order to provide insights into their potential impacts on stormwater quality. Based on extensive field experiments, and laboratory and data analyses, it examines transformation characteristics of metals with respect to the particle size of road dust, antecedent dry days and land uses. Further, it proposes a new risk-assessment methodology, improving the original human health-risk indices based on the transformation characteristics and potential bioavailability of metals in order to evaluate the risks posed by metals in stormwater. This book is of interest to researchers and decision-makers developing appropriate pollution mitigation measures to enhance the quality of stormwater, targeting the effective reuse of stormwater in urban areas.

About the authors

Ayomi Jayarathne is a Research Assistant at the Queensland University of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Engineering from the same university in 2018. Her research interests include investigation of environmental contaminants, urban pollutant processes, pollution mitigation and assessment of ecological and human health risks of contaminants. She has published her findings in several high impact factor peer-reviewed journals.

 

Buddhi Wijesiri is a Research Associate at the Queensland University of Technology. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Engineering from the same university in 2016. His research expertise includes statistical modeling of environmental systems and uncertainty assessment, and assessment of risks to human and ecosystem health due to water pollution. Dr Wijesiri is an Adjunct Professor at Shenzhen University, China, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Beijing Normal University, China. He has published one book and over 25 research papers primarily focusing on urban stormwater quality.

 

Prasanna Egodawatta is a Senior Lecturer in Water/Environmental Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology. He received a Ph.D. from the Queensland University of Technology in 2007. He has over a decade of experience in both, industry and academia in water and environmental engineering fields. The main focuses of his research are urban hydrology, stormwater quality and water and environmental systems modeling. Dr Egodawatta has published extensively in environmental science and environmental engineering fields with a key focus on stormwater quantity and quality modeling. He has also undertaken a number of research and consultancy projects establishing links between the research domain and industry practice.

 

 

Godwin A. Ayoko is a Professor of Chemistry at the Queensland University of Technology. The main focuses of his research are development and application of modern analytical procedures for characterizing and monitoring pollutants in the environment. He also has interests in synthesis, characterization and application of inorganic materials and transdisciplinary research using multivariate data analysis techniques in fields such as stormwater and river water pollution. He has co-authored over 250 scholarly publications.

 

Ashantha Goonetilleke is a Professor of Water/Environmental Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He focuses on producing research outcomes of relevance to industry and the community and the translation of these outcomes to practical applications. His areas of expertise include stormwater pollution and mitigation, water-sensitive urban design (WSUD), climate change adaptation, integrated water resources management (IWRM) and stormwater and wastewater recycling and reuse, and water conservation. He has co-authored over 250 scholarly publications, including five books and over 150 journal papers.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Metals in the Urban Stormwater Environment

    Pages 1-10

    Jayarathne, Ayomi (et al.)

  • Research Design for Investigating Metal Transformations on Urban Roads

    Pages 11-20

    Jayarathne, Ayomi (et al.)

  • Metal Transformation and Stormwater Quality

    Pages 21-32

    Jayarathne, Ayomi (et al.)

  • Assessment of Human Health Risks from Metals in Urban Stormwater Based on Geochemical Fractionation and Bioavailability

    Pages 33-43

    Jayarathne, Ayomi (et al.)

  • Practical Implications and Recommendation for Future Research

    Pages 45-48

    Jayarathne, Ayomi (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-2078-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-2077-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transformation Processes of Metals in Urban Road Dust
Book Subtitle
Implications for Stormwater Reuse
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2078-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2078-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-2077-8
Series ISSN
2194-7244
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 50
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