Electro-kinetic concentration and retention of nitrate in sandy soil.
AuthorEid, Naglaa Mahmoud.
Committee ChairSlack, Donald C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractLaboratory experiments utilizing closed and open system experiments were conducted in this study to evaluate the applicability of using an electro-kinetic process to concentrate and retain nitrate close to the anode. A finite difference model was developed to predict the pH gradient developed during the electro-kinetic process. Model results then were used with a derived regression equation between pH and N0₃- to predict the nitrate gradient developed during an electro-kinetic process. The results of this research revealed that an electro-kinetic method is an effective means for concentrating and retaining nitrate close to the anode in saturated sandy soil even under a strong hydraulic gradient. Results also support the validity of using a finite difference and regression equation model to predict the spatial and temporal distribution of N0₃- developed under an electro- kinetic process for both closed and open system configurations.
Degree ProgramAgriculture and Biosystems Engineering