This page provides information on aluminum (Al) and iron (Fe) compounds and their application in stormwater management.
Overview and description
Iron oxides and hydroxides are chemical compounds composed of iron and oxygen. They are widespread in nature, play an important role in many geological and biological processes, and are widely used in many applications, including use as ores, pigments, and catalysts. Iron oxides may occur with iron in a reduced state (FeII), oxidized state (FeIII), or a mixed state.
Aluminum oxides or are a group of inorganic compounds with formulas including aluminum (Al) and oxygen (O). The most common form, aluminum oxide, has the formula Al2O3, but other forms include Al2O and AlO. Aluminum oxides are primarily used in the manufacture of aluminum metals.
Applications for aluminum and iron compounds in stormwater management
Sources of material, including variants
Properties of aluminum and iron compounds
Potential contaminants in aluminum and iron compounds
Effects of aluminum and iron compounds on physical and chemical properties of soil and bioretention media
Effect of aluminum and iron compounds on retention and fate of phosphorus
Effect of aluminum and iron compounds on retention and fate of other pollutants
- Bacteria and viruses.
Effect of aluminum and iron compounds on soil physical and hydraulic properties
Effects of aluminum and iron compounds on soil fertility, plant growth, and microbial function
Standards, classification, testing, and distributors
Aluminum and iron compounds standards
Effects of aging
Storage, handling, and field application