Using travertine as pervious pavements to control urban-flooding and storm water quality

H. R. Rahimi, X. Tang, P. K. Singh, S. Rahimi

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Abstract

Mineral rock of Travertine can be used as pervious pavement systems. Travertine is suitable for low traffic loads and has the capability of acting as the drainage system. Travertine, as a ‘spongy’ material, allows water to pass through surface and get into the underlying course and permeable sub-base where the water is stored and released slowly into the sub-grade. This paper studies the quantity and quality of infiltrated water indicating that Travertine can reduce the amount of runoff as well as pollution from runoff when water passes through the underlying course and sublayer material. The results are useful for designers to control surface runoff and provide a reference criterion for sustainable design in Travertine pavement via the comparison between total volumes of rainfall and real storage capacity in Travertine pavement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Buildings and Structures
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding a Sustainable Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference in Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2019
EditorsKonstantinos Papadikis, Chee S. Chin, Isaac Galobardes, Guobin Gong, Fangyu Guo
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages81-87
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780367430191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2nd International Conference in Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2019 - SUZHOU, China
Duration: 25 Oct 201927 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameSustainable Buildings and Structures: Building a Sustainable Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference in Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2019

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference in Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySUZHOU
Period25/10/1927/10/19

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