Application Of Porous Pavement System For Msma Stormwater Management Eco Hydrology: Comparison Of Asphalt, Interlocking And Turf Pavement

Lariyah Mohd Sidek, Z. A. Roseli, Zulkefli M, Amirah Hanim M.P.

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Porous pavement is an alternative to traditional asphalt and concrete surfaces which allow
stormwater to infiltrate into either a storage basin below or exfiltrate to the soil and ultimately
recharge the water table, while also potentially removing pollutants. MSMA Stormwater
Management Eco-hydrology lot-scale project at Humid Tropics Centre Kuala Lumpur
implemented three types of pavement which are asphalt pavement, interlocking pavement and
turf pavement with surface area of 267m2
each to study the comparison and behaviour of
each pavement. The infiltrated and runoff water are collected through a series of subsoil pipe
and open drain respectively. The perforated subsoil pipe were laid beneath the interlocking
and turf block pavement while there is no subsoil pipe is provided beneath the asphalt
pavement as assumption of no water will infiltrate into the impervious surfaces. The subsoil
pipe and the open drain are connected to a monitoring vault with size of 4m (length) x 2m
(width) x 2.5m (depth).Area Velocity Flow Module equipment is applied at the outlet pipes in
the monitoring vault to measure the discharge produced by each pavement. Water quality
performances were monitored by taking a grab samples at the outlet pipes during storm
events. This paper will discuss the key components of the physical design of the pavements
as well as the monitoring results and comparison of performances between different types of
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Nov 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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