Nitrate and Bromide Transport Through a Vadose Zone in New Jersey

by Deva K. Borah, Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick, United States,
Sunil M. Gupte, Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)

Abstract: Ongoing field experiments on monitoring transport of Sodium Nitrate and Potassium Bromide in the vadose zone over a shallow groundwater table in the coastal plains of New Jersey are discussed. The chemicals were mixed with lake water, and introduced into the surface of a field strip whose soil profile was continuously monitored for moisture content variations and movement of the chemicals. Monitoring was done from a trench dug along the strip. A new soil solution sampler was developed, and used in this experiment in collecting soil solution samples from the soil profile. Results from a preliminary run are presented.

Subject Headings: Nitrates | Vadose zone | Soil analysis | Material properties | Fluid flow | Sodium | New Jersey | North America | United States

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