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ASSESSING THE SUITABILITY OF RECYCLED WASTEWATER WITH VARIABLE STORMWATER INFLUENCE FOR USE IN CROP IRRIGATION

Investigators
Nason, S. L.
Institutions
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Start date
2021
End date
2021
Objective
This research contributes to the long-term goal of characterizing the fluxes, fate, and plant health effects of CECs found in RWW used for crop irrigation. Our project will achieve three specific objectives: 1. Assess how rain events affect the organic contaminant, heavy metal, and nutrient profiles of RWW; 2. Determine how irrigation with stormwater-influenced RWW affects accumulation of contaminants in plants and soil, plant health, and the nutritional value of produce; and, 3. Develop novel predictive tools to assess the effects of using RWW with varying levels of stormwater influence for crop irrigation.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
CONH780
Accession number
1025008
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Heavy Metals