2011-12 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Denitrifying Bioreactor

Nathanael Couperus, Steven DeLawyer, Luke Reznecheck, Mark Van Weelden

Sponsor: Rural Water System #1

A denitrifying bioreactor was designed and implemented to mitigate the negative effects of nitrates within agricultural tile drainage water. A water monitoring program was created to investigate the effectiveness of the reactor in order to evaluate whether a bioreactor would be a sustainable solution for similar drainage systems.