Fund For Lake Michigan

Enhanced Treatment Techniques for Removal of Phosphorus

  • Grant Recipient: UW Milwaukee Silva Lab
  • Amount: $124,104
  • Year: 2021
  • Watershed: Fox River
  • Focus Area: Nutrient Management, Research

Agricultural runoff treatment systems (ARTS) reduce nutrient runoff by removing suspended solids. The Dr. Marcia Silva lab at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences proposes improving ARTS by incorporating reactive media to remove dissolved phosphorus. The lab will pilot this technique on an agricultural field, with the goal of optimizing ARTS to reduce the amount of nutrients transported into Lake Michigan and creating a powerful new water quality improvement tool for watershed managers.

Side view of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
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