A live web event presented by Billur Kazaz, Ph.D., on the Flocculant Usage of Construction Stormwater Treatment will take place September 22, at 1 p.m. EDT. One professional development hour of continuing education credit is available and you can register here.
Flocculants provide an innovative solution for managing construction stormwater runoff with their efficiency in reducing turbidity in the effluent. With proper application and dosage, these chemicals improve the performance of sediment control practices in capturing fine-sized soil particles. Dosage, product selection, agitation and application requirements of flocculants vary based on flocculant type and soil-dependent nature of the chemical agents.
This presentation will cover the current status of flocculant usage in the U.S. for construction stormwater treatment and recap research findings on optimum dosage delivery requirements and residual concentration detection methods.
Dr. Kazaz is a senior staff professional at Geosyntec Consultants specializing in construction stormwater management. She recently earned her Ph.D. degree in civil engineering at Auburn University. She earned her M.S. in civil engineering degree at Iowa State University and B.S. in civil engineering at Istanbul Technical University. Dr. Kazaz’s doctoral research focused on construction stormwater management, including providing application and dosage guidance for the proper implementation of flocculants on job sites.
Her research interests also included using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for construction stormwater inspections by integrating GIS, photogrammetry, and deep-learning-based object detection principles. Dr. Kazaz is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and she is a CPESC-IT.