- Volume 7 Issue 5
In this study, we conducted water-quality analysis of wastewater and in-situ flow measurement using automatic flow rate measuring instrument to identify characteristics of wastewater in urban areas, and collected samples in gutter fur storm water drain, rainfall bucket, and aqueduct of pipe from roof, and outfalls of basins to examine the contribution by pollution origins such as base wastewater, atmospheric washing, runoff by roof surface, runoff by road surface, erosion of sewer sediment. In the result, the concentration of pollutants reached peak in the beginning of rainfall due to first flush, was 3 to 10 times higher than average concentration of dry period, and was lower than that of dry period due to dilution of storm water. In the analysis of the contribution by pollution origins, the ratio of load by sewer sediment resuspension to the total pollution load was 54.6% fer COD, and 73.3% fur SS. Accordingly, we can reduce the total pollutant load by periodical dredging and washing of sewer sediment, and control the loadings by overflow of combined sewer overflows.
pollution origins;storm water;sewer sediment;wastewater characteristics