WIT Press


Permeable Pavement Used On Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs): A Synthetic Review Of Recent Literature

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UW140161

Volume

139

Pages

12

Published

2014

Size

320 kb

Author(s)

M. Marchioni & G. Becciu

Abstract

This literature review covers the role of permeable pavement on urban drainage and sustainability, and summarizes literature focusing on the system’s general behavior and full scale tests. By allowing water to infiltrate its structure, the permeable pavement works on reducing runoff volume and improving water quality while still providing a useful area, comprising the main premises on sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs). This solution is already well known, is commercially available and referred to in many municipality legislations. Analyzing the literature, it is possible to confirm the feasibility of the pavement, even though research is still required on specifics areas. Keywords: permeable pavement, urban drainage, sustainability, SUDs.

Keywords

permeable pavement, urban drainage, sustainability, SUDs.