Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Bioreactors play a prominent role in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy’s goals to achieve 41 percent nitrate reduction from non-point sources. Two of the three detailed scenarios in the Nutrient Reduction Strategy incorporate heavy adoption of bioreactors; one with 60 percent of tile drained land treated, and one with 70 percent of tile drained land treated. With a push for increased bioreactor installation, field research to evaluate and improve bioreactor design and function is invaluable.
Hoover, Natasha L. and Soupir, Michelle L.
"Experimental Tile Drainage Denitrification Bioreactors: Pilot-Scale System for Replicated Field Research,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2016
, Article 175.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2016/iss1/175