CONSTRUCTED FILTERS FOR METAL REDUCTION IN STORM WATER / Konstruerade filter för reduktion av metaller i dagvatten
Increased demand for storm water treatment has created development in filtration technologies for storm water. Manufacturers are using different filtration facilities and different filter materials. Therefore there is a need – from manufacturers, universities and government organisations – to put together current knowledge and to clarify important aspects concerning constructed filter systems. The first part of this paper reviews filtration facilities for storm water, filter substrates that have been tested for heavy metal reduction, and processes for contaminant transport through filter substrates. The second part of the paper presents an investigation of pine bark, used as a substrate in gully-pot filters for metal reduction in storm water.