Private Funding

Pilot study for brine denitrification with woodchip bioreactors in the Campo de Cartagena

A bioreactor consists in a trench in the ground packed with carbonaceous material such as wood chips that allow colonization of soil bacteria that convert nitrate of the water to nitrogen gas (denitrification). These bioreactors have been successfully employed to reduce nitrogen loads from the crop irrigation water in USA, from Upper Mississippi River Basin to the Northern Gulf of Mexico.