bioretention facilities, one at the University of Maryland Campus and one in
Montgomery County (MD) are being monitored for at least one year after the
completion of construction. This
project will provide information on the performance of bioretention as a
stormwater management practice in an urban retrofit situation, with
specific focus on the behavior of highly toxic contaminants at trace levels.
Rigorous demonstration of reduction of toxic concentrations and of
mass loadings will allow modeling and predictions for the use of this
technology in other areas of the Anacostia watershed, and throughout the US.
This project began in Spring
2006 and is being completed by Doctoral student Houng Li