Modelling biocide leaching from facades.

  title={Modelling biocide leaching from facades.},
  author={Irene K Wittmer and Ruth Scheidegger and Christian H Stamm and Willi Gujer and H M Bader},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={45 11},
Biocides leach from facades during rain events and subsequently enter the aquatic environment with storm water. Little is known about the losses of an entire settlement, since most studies referred to wash-off experiments conducted under laboratory conditions. Their results show a fast decrease of concentrations in the beginning, which subsequently slows down. The aim of this study is to develop a simple model to understand the mechanisms leading to these losses as well as to simulate losses… CONTINUE READING