Trace Organics

Trace organics are removed in SAT systems by volatilization, sorption, and degradation. Removals depend on the constituent, applied concentration, loading

TABLE 8.16

Nitrogen Removal for Soil Aquifer Treatment Systems

Applied Total Nitrogen

Percolate Nitrate Nitrogen (mg/L)

Percolate Total Nitrogen (mg/L)

Total Nitrogen Removal

(%)

Location

(lb/acd)

(mg/L)

Calumet, Michigan

20.7

24.4

3.4

7.1

71

Dan Region, Israel

28.9

13.0

6.5

7.2

45

Ft. Devens, Massachusetts

37.0

50.0

13.6

19.6

61

Hollister, California

14.9

40.2

0.9

2.8

93

Lake George, New York

12.5

12.0

7.0

7.5

38

Phoenix, Arizona

40.0

18.0

5.3

5.5

69

W. Yellowstone, Montana

115.6

28.4

4.4

14.1

50

Source: Crites, R.W., in Artificial Recharge of Groundwater, Asano, T., Ed., Butterworth Publishers, Stoneham, MA, 1985, 579-608. With permission.

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