Water-Musings: Nitrate Treatment of Groundwater (2/17/17)

John Skardon, with Tailwater Systems, has applied municipal water treatment technologies to remove nitrates from agricultural wastewater abd recycling systems. We attended a field tour to look at an early prototype.

John Skardon conducted a field tour of one of his early prototypes. Since 2017, John has made great progress in system design, portability and affordability.

Learn more at https://www.tailwatersystems.com

What’s a field tour without a lot of shifting feet, handouts and an enthusiastic speaker?
The most important part of the system is the microbial treatment filter that biologically treats nitrates without creating a brine stream. The microbes are propagated from existing populations found in nearby waterbodies.
This is a rough and early prototype. The most important part of the system is the microbial treatment filter that biologically treats nitrates without creating a brine stream. The microbes are propagated from existing populations found in nearby waterbodies.