The greenest green: Vegetation integration

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Researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) are investigating the utilization of natural systems for solving environmental problems, including pollution. One 'green' engineering project deals with the sustainability of stormwater management throughout the state's urban centers. Researcher has observed that water quality can be enhanced through the use of vegetated stormwater practices in place of traditional 'hard' engineering approaches. Researchers has developed various vegetated management strategies such as bioretention/bioinfiltration cells, rain gardens, bioswales, vegetated waterways, and vegetated filter strips to reduce pollution and costs associated with water treatment. Researchers are exploring the possibility of using vegetated filter strips for pollutant removal at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kan., KSU is also investigating the role of vegetated systems in the field of remediation such as phytoremediation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalResource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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