Fiscal Year 1988 Program Report

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Title: Fiscal Year 1988 Program Report
Creators: Stiefel, Robert C.
Contributors: Ohio State University. Water Resources Center
Subjects (LCSH): Ohio State University. Water Resources Center
Water quality management -- Ohio
Groundwater -- Ohio
Water resources development -- Ohio
Issue Date: 1988-08
Publisher: Ohio State University. Water Resources Center
Series/Report no.: Report (Ohio State University. Water Resources Center) ; no. G-1607-01
Abstract: Water is one of Ohio's most important natural resources, and the State has an adequate supply to meet its immediate needs. Most of Ohio's water problems are associated with water quality. Of primary concern are the sediments, nutrients and acids in the surface waters from urban, agricultural and mining areas, and the toxic and hazardous wastes that threaten the ground and surface waters. The focus of the 1988 State Water Research Program was directed at some of these needs. One project explored the design criteria for an innovative two-stage fluidized bed bioreator in which the three major processes of cell immobilization, biodegradation, and biofilm control were combined in a single unit. This wastewater treatment process is felt to be a substantial evolution in the operational technology of bioreactor design and the successful completion of this project could result in the development of an innovative, reliable and considerably less costly wastewater treatment system. Another project's research was a cooperative effort with OEPA, ODNR and the Nature Conservancy in examining and assessing the potential institutional and legal constraints that might hinder the development of programs for the management of nonpoint sources of pollution. One project explored the potential impacts that interactions and reactions between herbicides and existing humic materials have on the fate and transport of herbicides as they move through the soils toward the groundwater table. Training was provided to ten students enrolled in seven disciplines in two universities in Ohio.
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