Agricultural Drainage Water Treatment—Are Toxic Elements Useful?

by Rodney C. Squires, Binnie & Partners-EPOC AG Corp, Fresno, CA, USA,
William R. Johnston, (M.ASCE), Binnie & Partners-EPOC AG Corp, Fresno, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The problems pertaining to disposing of agricultural drainage water in the San Joaquin Valley are explained. Details are presented on a pilot plant which is pretreating the drainage water for the selective removal of toxic elements. Data collected to date suggests that the toxic elements might be recovered and sold as useful materials.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Irrigation water | Agricultural wastes | Drainage | Toxicity | Data collection | Irrigation | Wastes | California | United States

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