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Cost effective treatment system for stormwater harvesting for medium scale developments

Funding: 2008: $60,000
2009: $60,000
2010: $60,000

Project Member(s): Vigneswaran, S., Kandasamy, J., Shon, H., Chanan, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Enersave Australia Pty Ltd
Kogarah City Council (Kogarah Municipal Council Partnership Funding)
Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)

Start year: 2008

Summary: Limited availability of space in urban centers to construct pretreatment storage, acts as a major impediment to stormwater harvesting projects. This research aims to develop an innovative treatment solution for stormwater harvesting suitable for medium density developments in urban areas. The system will extract stormwater from drainage networks and treat it at a high rate, alleviating the need to construct pre-treatment storage for stormwater. It creates a sustainable urban development with a low demand on town water and significantly reduced stormwater pollution exported to receiving waters. This research will promote stormwater harvesting and reuse as a cost-effective and efficient option.'',

Keywords: Stormwater Reuse, Water Quality, Filtration, Membrane filter,

FOR Codes: Environmental Technologies, Water and Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified, Land and water management, Wastewater Treatment Processes, Water Quality Engineering, Urban and Industrial Land Management