Wetlands Ecosystem Research Group: Monitoring Report on the Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Facilities 1984 Utilization Report No. 9

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Kadlec, Robert H.
Wetlands ; Wetlands Ecosystem ; Monitoring Report ; Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Facilities ; 1984 ; Utilization Report ; University of Michigan ; Wetlands Ecosystem Research Group ; Bellaire River
This report details the performance of the Bellaire river forest in removal of nutrients from stabilized wastewater. Approximately 40 million gallons of effluent were discharged to the river forest between April and November, 1984. Water chemistry and environmental data were collected. Samples were analyzed, recorded and interpreted at the University of Michigan. Total phosphorus and dissolved ammonium nitrogen in the wastewater averaged 1.2 mg—P/1 and 8.3 mg-N/1 during the discharge period. Shallow wells in the river forest site show increased levels of chloride and nitrogen, and phosphorus. The old wetland discharge site was also monitored. Concentrations in the water leaving the wetland were 0.03 mg-TP/1 and 0.03 mgNHij-N/l. Thus, with the possible exception of chloride, the old wetland discharge site has returned to background water chemistry.
Partial OCR done. Partially handwritten. 37 pages total.