Water Environment Research Examines Nitrogen And Phosphorous In Wastewater
Read about Issues and Solutions in August Issue for Free
Newer and stricter regulations have required the development of simple, accurate, and inexpensive measurement protocols for dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) and dissolved non-reactive phosphorus (DNRP) at low levels in wastewater effluents, according to an article appearing in the August issue of Water Environment Research (WER), the popular journal published by the Water Environment Federation (WEF).
Formerly available to subscribers only, selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open-access program introduced earlier this year.
"This month's open access article describes two methods for measuring low levels of organic nitrogen and phosphorus in treatment plant effluents," said WER Editor-in-Chief Michael Stenstrom. "Newer and stricter limits on treatment plant effluents have necessitated more accurate and precise techniques for measuring low levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. The research comes from the Pagilla group at the Illinois Institute of Technology, which has developed an impressive list of contributions to our field."
Published since 1928, WER features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. Originally known as the Sewage Works Journal, WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 300 new research submissions each year.
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve the mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.