Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2017IL330B

Identifying nitrogen removal limitations in constructed wetlands treating agricultural tile drainage

Institute: Illinois
Year Established: 2017 Start Date: 2017-03-01 End Date: 2018-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $10,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $46,624

Principal Investigators: Karl Rockne

Abstract: I have proposed a series of measurements to test two hypotheses I have formulated to help explain the lack of denitrification in the treatment wetland. Successfully identifying limits to denitrification in treatment wetlands will help us to design these low-cost systems to more efficiently remove N and facilitate their widespread use by farmers to help Illinois achieve its mandated nutrient reduction targets.