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- Stormwater treatment systems cost optimisation using MUSIC
- Imteaz, Monzur Alam; Hossain, Iqbal; Mekanik, Fatemeh
- Urbanisation and anthropogenic activities causing continuous deterioration of receiving water bodies through transport of various pollutants by stormwater from different land-uses. One of the core objectives of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) is to reduce quantity and pollutants from stormwater runoff. To ensure ESD several stormwater treatment systems have been proposed. Stormwater runoff quality (i.e. pollutants transport associated with stormwater) can be estimated with acceptable accuracy provided pollutants transport equations are established through extensive field measurements. MUSIC (Model of Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation) developed and widely used in Australia, estimates pollutant transport from catchments and stormwater treatment through different systems. MUSIC also provides life-cycle costing estimates for different treatment systems. This paper presents a study on the calibration of MUSIC for a controlled stormwater treatment facility in Melbourne. Calibrated model was then used for the cost optimisation of three different types of treatment systems: grass swale, bioretention system and porous pavement. For each treatment system, cost verses expected pollutants removal efficiency curves are presented for the treatments of Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Phosphorus (TP) and Total Nitrogen (TN). Eventually, three different systems were compared in regards to costs in achieving same pollutants removal efficiency. It is found that within lower cost range, bioretention system will provide highest pollutants removal efficiency for all the three pollutants considered in this study.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS 2012), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19-22 November 2012, pp. 985-991
- Publication year
- Cost optimisation; Model of Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation; MUSIC; Pollutants; Pollutants removal; Stormwater; Stormwater runoff; Stormwater treatment; Stormwater treatment systems; Treatment systems
- Engineers Australia
- 9781922107626, 192210762X
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- Copyright © 2012 Engineers Australia.
- Peer reviewed