Further developments in self-fertilising geotextiles for use in pervious pavements

A.P. Newman, E.O. Nnadi, L.J. Duckers, A.J. Cobley

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Geotextiles incorporating inorganic nutrients (particularly phosphorous) to enhance the growth of oil degrading microoganisms when geotextiles are used in pervious pavement applications have been shown to be effective in the past. However the cost and manufacturing difficulties have been a barrier to their use. A polypropylene random mat geotextile incorporating an alternative polymer additive as a source of phosphorus has been investigated as a potential self-fertilising geotextile. Experiments are reported which investigate nutrient leach rates, biofilm formation and biodegradation activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1339
Number of pages7
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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