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Sustainability of natural attenuation of nitrate in agricultural aquifers

Nitrate from fertilizer is degraded by microbial action in the presence of solid minerals. This helps mitigate the effect of the nitrate, but begins to diminish the solid minerals needed. Will the process be sustainable in the long term?

by Green, Christopher T. and Bekins, Barbara A.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3077
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Biodegradation, Contamination and pollution, Groundwater, Groundwater quality, Nutrient content (water), Water chemistry, Aquifers

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