Is There a Potential for Compost Filters/Berms to Become Hazardous Waste?
Research Idea Scope
Install Compost berms, Compost Wattles in several traffic corridors and test their filtering capacities. At the end of six month intervals, analyze the compost filters/berms for concentrations of heavy metals.
Urgency and Payoff
To prevent water quality violations as well as illegal disposal of hazardous waste.
Raghu P.V. Namburi, ODOT: Geo-Environmental Section, Telephone: (503) 986-3551