This a tour of a nitrate removal technology commonly used in waste treatment systems and has been adapted to a smaller scale ag field setting. The design allows for a highly efficient and cost effective removal of nitrate within a small space. These bioreactors can be used to treat groundwater or runoff. They can also be designed for portability or they can be bolted in place on a concrete pad. Even those bolted to a pad can be easily moved to a different location if desired.
Approximate Size: 20 feet long by 25 feet wide
Approximate Asset Cost: $32000
Approximate Operation and Maintenance Cost: $1.25 per lb of NO3 removed
Approximate Treatment capacity: 36,000 gallons/day
Approximate Nitrate Removal: 90 %
Approximate Nitrate Load Removal: 27 lbs/day (based on 100 ppm NO3-N coming in)