Engineered media is the heart of bioretention system performance, optimised to filter and/or infiltrate stormwater through a plant-soil-microbe complex. Physical, chemical, and biological treatment removal mechanisms capture sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, bacteria, and oil and grease among other contaminants. Qualification and protection of the media components ensure the bioretention media can meet overall performance objectives. A successful bioretention installation involves oversight of media production, not just onsite construction and installation.
This free 1-hour webinar will focus on the framework necessary to transfer raw materials to a blended, commercially installed product. This framework should encompass standard operating procedures (SOPs) for qualifying, sourcing, verifying, producing, storing, and handling media and media specifications to ensure recipe consistency.
This webinar will include a 30-minute presentation by Mindy Hills, followed by responses to questions from attendees.
Key topics will include:
• The role engineered media plays in the overall performance of a bioretention system
• The importance of proper sourcing, producing, and storage of engineered media to ensure optimal performance.
• The role that specifications, QA/QC, and certification play in the consistent production of engineered bioretention media.
A certificate of CPD will be provided to attendees upon request.