Development of an analytical groundwater contaminant transport model
Onsite wastewater systems (OWS) are utilized by approximately 20% of US households. Domestic wastewater contains a variety of contaminants that may result in degradation of water resources if the OWS is improperly designed, installed or operated. There is a large diversity in the contaminants composing the wastewater stream from household though nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) are the most ubiquitous. Within the underlying aquifers, nitrogen is of primary concern because of its mobility as well as its effects on human and ecosystem health. Regulators, engineers and scientist working ...
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