The Economic Feasibility of Using Ethanol to Accelerate Groundwater Denitrification

by D. D. Adelman, Natural Resources Commission, United States,
R. F. Spalding, Natural Resources Commission, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


A substantial buildup of nitrate in the groundwater of the eastern Sandhills region of Nebraska is projected by some planners. A groundwater carbon source such as ethanol promotes denitrification, and is projected to economically mitigate the nitrate buildup problem.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Feasibility studies | Biomass | Denitrification | Groundwater | Nitrates | Water pollution | Water treatment | Nebraska | United States

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