WRRCTR No.144 Water Quality of Airport Storm Runoff

dc.contributor.author Christakos-Comack, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.author Dugan, Gordon L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-17T22:37:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-17T22:37:15Z
dc.date.issued 1982-07 en_US
dc.description.abstract The quality of natural and induced storm runoff was ascertained from the 11.33 x 10^6 m^2 (2800 acre) Honolulu International Airport (daily average air traffic volume of about 1000 planes and a mean annual rainfall of approximately 508 mm [20 in.]) by incorporating two monitoring schemes, the wet season and the dry season. The wet-season monitoring involved collecting storm runoff samples during and following rainfall events at established airport sites on paved surfaces. The dry-season monitoring scheme consisted of enclosing a 1.0-m^2 (10.8-ft^2 ) area, applying deionized water, and then collecting the wash water, leached chemicals, and sediments by a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner. Phenol, mercury, and turbidity exceeded the primary drinking water regulations, while pH, manganese, and total dissolved solids at times exceeded secondary drinking water regulations. Grease and oil concentrations showed a definite decrease from the Terminal Building (service and fueling area) to the outer drainage sites. High technology treatment, costing nearly four times the present cost of municipal water, would be required to meet potable water requirements; however for subpotable use, an equalization basin could be constructed for one-half the cost of municipal water. The 1985 projected water demand volume could be met by recovered storm runoff. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Office of Water Research and Technology, U.S. Department of the Interior Grant/Contract No. 14-34-0001-1113 (A-086-HI, Phase I) en_US
dc.format.extent vii + 30 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Christakos-Comack E, Dugan GL. 1982. Water quality of airport storm runoff. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical report, 144. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1984
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Technical Report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 144 en_US
dc.subject storm runoff en_US
dc.subject water supply en_US
dc.subject water quality standards en_US
dc.subject water sampling en_US
dc.subject pollutant identification en_US
dc.subject heavy metals en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Honolulu International Airport en_US
dc.subject nonpoint pollution en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nonpoint source pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban runoff -- Hawaii -- Oahu. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality -- Measurement -- Hawaii -- Oahu. en_US
dc.title WRRCTR No.144 Water Quality of Airport Storm Runoff en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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