Denitrification in a forested riparian buffer receiving nitrified wastewater effluent

R. D. Shannon, O. P. Flite, R. R. Schnabel, R. R. Parizek

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Abstract

Denitrification rates were measured in soil slurries obtained from poorly and well drained riparian soils. Nitrified wastewater effluent was discharged at the upland edge of the riparian zone, providing a continuous source of N to the riparian zone. Denitrification rates were significantly higher in poorly drained soils adjacent to the high-N effluent than in well drained soils, and rates in A horizon soils were significantly higher than in B and C horizon soils. Denitrification rates in the well drained soils were typically below detection limits, indicating that areas of the riparian zone were hydrologically isolated from the high-N source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages3267-3275
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century - Milwaukee, WI., United States
Duration: Jul 9 2000Jul 12 2000

Other

Other2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI.
Period7/9/007/12/00

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Keywords

  • Buffer strips
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Denitrification
  • Nitrate
  • Riparian zones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Shannon, R. D., Flite, O. P., Schnabel, R. R., & Parizek, R. R. (2000). Denitrification in a forested riparian buffer receiving nitrified wastewater effluent. 3267-3275. Paper presented at 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century, Milwaukee, WI., United States.