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A REVIEW OF REMEDIATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THE TREATMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE WATER IN IRELAND TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

A REVIEW OF REMEDIATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THE TREATMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE WATER IN... In Ireland agricultural activities have been identified as major sources of nutrient input to receiving waters, and it has been estimated that these activities contribute 75.3% of the N and 33.4% of the P found in these waters. The strategy at European level focuses on the prevention of nutrient loss by improved farm management. However, it does not focus on nutrient remediation or incidental nutrient loss from farmyard manures to surface water and groundwater. This review describes the impact of agriculture on the environment in Ireland and examines emerging technologies for agricultural waste-water treatment. An integrated approach at pretreatment and field stages for nitrate (NO 3 ) remediation and P control is recommended. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy

A REVIEW OF REMEDIATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THE TREATMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE WATER IN IRELAND TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

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Publisher
Royal Irish Academy
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 RIA
ISSN
0791-7945
eISSN
2009-003X
DOI
10.3318/BIOE.2008.108.2.69
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Abstract

In Ireland agricultural activities have been identified as major sources of nutrient input to receiving waters, and it has been estimated that these activities contribute 75.3% of the N and 33.4% of the P found in these waters. The strategy at European level focuses on the prevention of nutrient loss by improved farm management. However, it does not focus on nutrient remediation or incidental nutrient loss from farmyard manures to surface water and groundwater. This review describes the impact of agriculture on the environment in Ireland and examines emerging technologies for agricultural waste-water treatment. An integrated approach at pretreatment and field stages for nitrate (NO 3 ) remediation and P control is recommended.

Journal

Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish AcademyRoyal Irish Academy

Published: May 1, 2008

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