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Optimization Model for the Design of Bioretention Basins with Dry Wells

Abstract Bioretention basins are a common stormwater best management practice (BMP) used to mitigate the hydrologic consequences of urbanization. Dry wells, also known as vadose-zone wells, have been used extensively in bioretention basins in Maricopa County, Arizona to decrease total drain time and recharge groundwater. A mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model has been developed for the minimum cost design of bioretention basins with dry wells.

The model developed simultaneously determines the peak stormwater inflow from watershed parameters and optimizes the size of the basin and the number and depth of dry wells based on infiltration, evapotranspiration (ET), and dry well characteristics and cost inputs. The modified rational method ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Lacy, Mason Lacy (Author) / Mays, Larry W (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Wang, Zhihua (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Bioretention / Dry Wells / Evapotranspiration / Optimization / Stormwater / Vadose Zone Wells
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 139 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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