Hydrogeologic evaluation of the effects of surface application of sewage sludge to agricultural land near Rockton, Illinois.

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Abstract

A study of the hydrogeology of sludge application areas in the sandy agricultural land near Rockton, Illinois was conducted to evaluate possible contamination of the groundwater by sludge constituents. Monitoring wells and soil-water samplers were used to determine groundwater flow and quality. Samples were analyzed for nitrates, MBAS, chlorides, NH3N, pH, hardness, specific conductivity (SC), metals, and organic chemicals. Nitrates provided the most reliable data on the effects of sludge applications on groundwater quality.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEnvironmental Geology Notes - Illinois State Geological Survey
Volume119
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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