"Alternative Granular Media for Stormwater Bioretention and Filtration Applications"
Link to the Abstract
In 2014, Stalite Environmental published a supplemental guide on how lightweight aggregate functions in Bioretention cells and similar stormwater BMP's. To obtain a print or electronic copy of this supplement, contact the Stalite Environmental office.
Why We Support Research
Over the years, Stalite Environmental has sponsored research studies at different institutions. The most recent studies have been facilitated by NC State University (Raleigh, NC) and University of North Carolina in Charlotte (NC). It is from these studies that we have been able to determine the viability of lightweight aggregate as a stormwater treatment media.
Small Batch Column Testing (Phase II) - Dr. Jy S. Wu, Emily Chien, and X. Liu - Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) Infrastructure, Design, Environment, and Sustainability (IDEAS) Center - University of North Carolina in Charlotte
"Rain Garden (Bioretention) Engineered Filter Bed Substrates from a Horticultural Perspective" - Dr. Helen Kraus and Elizabeth Riley - Department of Horticultural Science - North Carolina State University
"Rain Garden Substrate Development" - Dr. Helen Kraus - Department of Horticultural Science - North Carolina State University
"Rain Garden Filter Bed Substrates Affect Stormwater Nutrient Remediation" - Rebecca L. Turk and Dr. Helen Kraus - Department of Horticultral Science - North Carolina State University