ISTC News Highlights

New project uses biochar to absorb excess nutrients from tile drainage

Collage with biochar on top and cornfield bisected by drainage ditch at bottom

In a new $1 million three-year project funded by U.S. EPA, ISTC scientists will develop a bioreactor and biochar-sorption-channel treatment system to remove excess nitrogen and phosphorus from tile drainage water, which will reduce nutrient loss from crop fields to local waterways.

New project is set to find ways to manage emerging contaminants

Farm drainage ditch with road in background and cornfield on right

ISTC researchers are tackling the issue of pharmaceutical contaminants from irrigation with rural sewage effluents in a new project funded by USDA. 

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