Sedimentation basin removal efficiencies for nitrogen and phosphorus from simulated agricultural runoff

C. L. Edwards, Robert David Shannon, A. R. Jarrett

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Abstract

Simulated agricultural runoff, amended with sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus, was run through an experimental sedimentation basin. Perforated risers created 3-day and 1-day detention times. Effluent concentrations were monitored for total suspended sediments and various forms of nitrogen and phosphorus. The results indicated that approximately 94% of the sediment, 76% of the nitrogen, and 52% of the phosphorus that were added to the inflow were removed by the basin. The 3-day treatment removed more sediments, nitrogen and phosphorus than the 1-day treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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