Water Treatments in Trickle Irrigation System

by Francis S. Nakayama, Research Chemist; U.S. Water Conversation Lab., Agr. Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Phoenix, Ariz.,
D. A. Bucks, Agr. Engr.; U.S. Water Conservation Lab., Agr. Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Phoenix, Ariz.,
R. G. Gilbert, Soil Scientist (Microbiology); U.S. Water Conservation Lab., Agr. Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Phoenix, Ariz.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 23-34


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Water treatment requirements of Colorado River water for eight types of trickle emitters were being determined using six kinds of treatments, including screen and sand filtration, and combinations of hypochlorite and acid additions. With the water used, removal of suspended particulate materials by sand filtration maintained emitter performance over the 2-yr study, but sediment buildup had to be controlled for long-term maintenance by flushing the lines and treating with chemicals.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Irrigation systems | Trickle irrigation | Irrigation water | Sand filters | Soil treatment | Soil water | Chemical treatment | Sand (hydraulic) | Rivers and streams | Colorado River

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