Tag: total suspended solids

Total suspended solids (TSS) is a water quality parameter used for example to assess the quality of wastewater after treatment in a wastewater treatment plant. It is listed as a conventional pollutant in the U.S. Clean Water Act. This parameter was at one time called non-filterable residue (NFR), a term that refers to the identical measurement: the dry-weight of particles trapped by a filter, typically of a specified pore size.

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

A Florida Park Revitalized
Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL, desperately needed revitalization. New facilities and buildings were planned and built, and paved surfaces were restored. Another big part of the project was installation of stormwater treatment best management practices (BMPs).

The park covers about 25 acres, situated between the downtown urban

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PAVEDRAIN
The PaveDrain system is a patented, permeable paving surface designed with the joints between the blocks left open for an unprecedented infiltration rate (i.e., no rocks). Maintenance is accomplished with conventional street vacuuming equipment or the PaveDrain Vac Head. PaveDrain is ADA compliant, HS-25 load rated, manufactured throughout the US,

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Case Study: Industrial Stormwater Treatment at the Port of Tacoma

Case Study: Industrial Stormwater Treatment at the Port of Tacoma

Background

Washington State has some of the most stringent industrial stormwater treatment standards in the United States with exceptionally low benchmark requirements for zinc, copper, and turbidity, also known as total suspended solids (TSS) or sediment.

Within the Port of Tacoma there are three industrial sites that were exceeding their benchmarks

Efficient Wastewater Treatment: Old and New Working Together

Efficient Wastewater Treatment: Old and New Working Together

When it comes to waste­water treatment and processing, there are three challenges for operating plants, says Paul Rice, director of marketing for the Municipal Products and Services Division of Evoqua Water Technologies. One is getting more processing and capacity out of existing equipment, much of which is aging and requires

Sediment Level Monitoring System for Stormwater Management Facilities

An efficient way is required to monitor and maintain stormwater management (SWM) facilities such as manufactured treatment devices (MTDs). MTDs are installed underground as a SWM measure to capture total suspended solids (TSS) in stormwater to provide for water quality treatment. Over time, the sediment load accumulates and fills the

Madison, Wisconsin: Capital Stormwater Management

Madison, Wisconsin: Capital Stormwater Management

Two entities are the major players for stormwater projects—green and gray—in Madison. One of those players is the city itself, which as of 2014 had a population more than 245,000. The other is the University of Wisconsin’s (UW’s) main branch. Its flagship campus of the UW system covers 936 acres

The Principles of Gravity Separation – Part 1

The Principles of Gravity Separation – Part 1

Editor’s note: This article from the Stormwater archive has not been updated. Some details may no longer be accurate.

This is the first article in a series on gravity separation, eventually leading to the best method for sizing basins, using field data as confirmation of the method. Gravity separation is a

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BRENTWOOD INDUSTRIES
Brentwood is extending its stormwater product line with the introduction of the StormTank Arch to provide a solution for large-footprint, subsurface stormwater management projects. The Arch offers a cost-effective means of promoting infiltration for commercial and recreational applications, in addition to maximizing developmental space. Commonly installed under parking lots, parks, and

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