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|Title: ||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|
|Authors: ||Fenton, Owen|
Healy, Mark G.
Schulte, Rogier P.
|Keywords: ||Water Framework Directive|
Agricultural waste-water treatment
|Issue Date: ||28-Aug-2008|
|Publisher: ||Royal Irish Academy|
|Citation: ||O. Fenton, M.G. Healy and R.P.O. Schulte. 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. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 2008, 108b(2), 69-79. DOI: 10.3318/BIOE.2008.108.2.69|
|Series/Report no.: ||Biology and Environment;vol 108|
|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 (NO3) remediation and P control is recommended.|
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