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Title: Simplified model for prediction of nitrogen behavior in land treatment of wastewater
Authors: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Agronomy Department
Selim, Hussein Magd Eldin, 1944-
Iskandar, I. K. (Iskandar Karam), 1938-
Keywords: Land treatment
Nitrogen cycle
Water quality
Wastewater treatment
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 80-12.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: A simplified model for simulation of nitrogen transformations and transport in land treatment of wastewater is presented. The purpose of the model is to predict the behavior of NH4-N and NO3-N in the soil profile in land treatment systems. The program is based on the solution of the transient soil water flow equation simultaneously with the equations describing the transformation, transport, and plant uptake of nitrogen in the soil. The program is valid for uniform as well as multilayered soil profiles and can be adapted to incorporate various nitrogen transformation mechanisms and boundary conditions. The model can be used as a tool to predict the fate of nitrogen in land treatment systems. Model sensitivity to changes in the rate of nitrification, ammonium ion exchange, and rate of plant uptake of nitrogen is also described. Description of the computer program, the program listing, and an example of input data and a two week computer simulation of output data are presented.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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