Research and analysis

Attenuation of nitrate in the subsurface environment

A literature review of the current state of knowledge on attenuation processes that degrade or attenuate nitrate in aquifers, soils and hyporheic systems.


Attenuation of nitrate in the subsurface environment

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This report provides a literature review of nitrate attenuation mechanisms as they occur in the sub-surface environment. It discusses the chemical conditions under which attenuation occurs and the hydrogeological environments within which this has been observed.

Published 1 November 2005