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Researchers test bioreactors as a way to reduce, reuse runoff


October 28, 2017
By Globe Gazette

Dr. Laurent Ahiablame, from the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering, at South Dakota State University teamed up with Dr. Srinivas Janaswamy, from the department of dairy and food science.

Ahiablame has worked with edge-of-field nutrient removal methods, namely the woodchip-filled pits known as bioreactors. Bioreactors use microbes and a carbon source to “eat away” the nitrogen that moves with the runoff through the field’s tile drainage system. For the full story, click here.