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permeability

The measure of a material's ability to transmit liquids.The passage of soil contaminants into groundwater increases as soil permeability increases.On the other hand,in situ remediation—removal or decomposition—of groundwater contamination is easier as permeability increases.For a color map of the United States showing the relative permeability of soils across the country, see the Web site page of the Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/iwi/1999sept/iv20_usmap.html.

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, permeable pavements can also help reduce flooding of building foundations and ponding of water on driveways, sidewalks and patios.
2 displayed the Reynolds shear stress contours of permeable cylinders having the diameters of D=37.5 mm.
Ms Sent shared the top six reasons to choose permeable pavers:
However, while adhering to property building codes is mandatory by law, when it comes to having a permeable soul, we have the freedom of choice.
Topmix Permeable is a fast-draining concrete pavement solution that rapidly directs stormwater off streets, parking surfaces, driveways and walkways.
More recently, researchers and industry have designed permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICPs) to accommodate more frequent and heavier vehicle loading.
Some permeable pavement systems contain grass or low-lying vegetation, which can stay particularly cool because the surface temperature of well-hydrated vegetation is typically lower than the ambient air temperature."
Another option is the use of one of the many available interlocking permeable systems that create a grid of either concrete or recycled high density polyethylene.
Porvair Sciences has introduced the 500120 series gas permeable adhesive microplate seals that allow uniform air and carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange, but prevent moisture evaporation making them perfect for Eukaryotic cell culture and long-term live cell assays.
* Permeable Block Paving: Blocks come in a range of colours and can be laid to create a pattern.
Reducing storm water runoff to improve water quality is a key initiative across the United States, and many communities have issued guidelines encouraging homeowners and builders to use permeable construction materials for walkways, patios, sidewalks and driveways.