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1st Edition

Nitrates in Groundwater

ISBN 9780367448455
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This time-saving book provides extensive coverage of all important aspects of nitrates in groundwater, ranging from prevention to problem assessment to remediation. It begins by highlighting the nitrogen cycle and related health concerns, providing both background information and a unique perspective on health issues. It then analyzes subsurface pr

Table of Contents

Fundamental Aspects of Nitrates in Groundwater
The Nitrogen Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle in Soil and Groundwater
Sources of Nitrate to Groundwater
National Survey of Nitrates (and Pesticides) in Drinking Water Wells
Health Concerns Related to Nitrates
Influence of Subsurface Processes
Nitrogen Transformations
Nitrogen Transport and Fate
Factors Influencing Nitrogen Leaching from Fertilizers
Usage of Laboratory Studies
Illustrations of Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater
Illustrations from the United States
Illustrations from European and Other Countries
Vulnerability Mapping of Groundwater Resources
Context of Vulnerability Mapping
Summary of 10 Mapping Techniques
Vulnerability Mapping in Belgium
Groundwater Vulnerability to Agricultural Nitrate Pollution in the United Kingdom
Terrain Suitability Rating for Septic Tank Systems in Canada
Groundwater Contamination Susceptibility in Minnesota
DRASTIC: A Standardized System for Evaluating Groundwater Pollution Potential in the United States
Soil/Aquifer Field Evaluation (SAFE)
Advantages and Limitations Relative to Vulnerability Mapping
Development of a Nitrate Pollution Index
Conceptual Framework for Development of an Index
Identification of Pertinent Factors
Assignment of Relative Importance Weights
Establishing Methods for Evaluating Pertinent Factors
Determining Aggregation Approach for the Index
Field Testing of the Index
Models for Nitrates in the Subsurface Environment
Source Characterization Models
Nitrate Transport Models
Plume Model for Nitrogen Point Source
Management Models for Prevention and Control
Management Measures for Nitrate Pollution Prevention
Fertilizer Management Measures
Other Management Measures
Treatment Measures for Nitrates in Groundwater
Treatment by Ion Exchange, Reverse Osmosis, or Electrodialysis
Treatment by Biological Denitrification
Treatment by In Situ Denitrification

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