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peer-reviewed research article

Algal-bacterial treatment facility removes selenium from drainage water

authors

Nigel W.T. Quinn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Terrance Leighton, UC Berkeley
Tryg J. Lundquist, UC Berkeley
F. Bailey Green, UC Berkeley
Max A. Zárate, UC Berkeley
William J. Oswald, UC Berkeley

publication information

California Agriculture 54(6):50-56. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v054n06p50. November-December 2000.

Summary

The best-performing algal-bacterial selenium removal plant reduced nitrate by more than 95% and reduced selenium by 80%.

author affiliations

N.W.T. Quinn is Geological Scientist and Water Resources Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; T.J. Lundquist is Assistant Specialist, Applied Algae Research Laboratory, UC Berkeley; T.J. Lundquist is Assistant Specialist, Applied Algae Research Laboratory, UC Berkeley; F.B. Green is Assistant Research Engineer, Applied Algae Research Laboratory, UC Berkeley; M.A. Zdrate is Graduate Student, Applied Algae Research Laboratory, UC Berkeley; W.J. Oswald is Project Principal Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and T. Leighton is Professor of Microbiology, UC Berkeley.

author notes

This project is currently supported by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation through the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.