We’re so excited to announce we’ve been selected by MassDOT to conduct a yearlong research project concerning mycofiltration treatment for stormwater management.
Mycofiltration is a nascent stormwater management technology that utilizes mycelium or fungal webs as biological filters within organic matter and soil substrates. This low-cost and low-tech solution could be a beneficial addition to typical Best Management Practices (BMPs) for stormwater management and improve water quality. Offshoots will complete and synthesize research into mycofiltration to inform BMPs for treatment design and operating parameters. We’ll also be identifying MassDOT projects types for which mycofiltration systems could be appropriate, and drafting construction specs and details for system implementation.