Removal of Heavy Metals and PAH in Highway Detention Ponds

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The paper presents some of the first results from a study of the removal of pollutants in highway detention ponds in Denmark. The objective of the study is to set up a procedure for long-term modelling of discharges of pollutants to the environment from the many Danish highway detention ponds, which has been designed according to standard design criteria for several decades. The study will focus on heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). The long-term simulation of input of flow and pollution to the ponds will be a hind cast based on time series of historical rainfalls. The modelling will take place in a special version of the MIKE URBAN. The modelling is calibrated and validated on measurements from selected highway catchments. The removal of pollutants in the ponds is studied by local measurements in combination with CFD modelling using the MIKE 21 and MIKE 3 numerical models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage : Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-26 August 2005
EditorsEva Eriksson, Hülya Genc-Fuhrman, Jes Vollertsen, Anna Ledin, Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen
Number of pages8
PublisherInstitute of Environment
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Urban Drainage - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 21 Aug 200526 Aug 2005
Conference number: 10


ConferenceInternational Conference on Urban Drainage

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The proceedings is published on a CD.


  • CFD
  • MIKE 3
  • Runoff
  • Settling
  • Suspended Solids

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