Watch University of Illinois Water Quality Associate Professor Laura Christianson describe denitrifying bioreactors and how the nonpoint natural water remediation technique has potential outside of agriculture.
How bioreactors enlist microbes to remove nitrate from water
Laura Christianson, associate professor of water quality at the University of Illinois, describes how woodchip bioreactors function in the Midwest – cleaning up effluent from non-point sources in agriculture with the help of woodchips and microbes.
Why wastewater treatment facilities are testing denitrifying woodchip bioreactors
While bioreactors at this point are mostly deployed in the agriculture setting, to clean water coming off fields, the green remediation technique holds potential for point sources like municipal wastewater treatment facilities too. Laura Christianson, an associate professor of water quality at the University of Illinois, describes where the research stands on this subject.