Newly organized nonprofit, Friends of Firesteel Creek, has joined the City of Mitchell and other organizations who are working to decrease the algal blooms in Lake Mitchell.
Swine manure is a rich source of nutrients, but its high phosphorus content in comparison to the other nutrients the crop needs means only so much can be spread on a field.
Associate professor Guanghui Hua, professor Chris Schmit and lecturer Kyungnan “Karen” Min are evaluating the efficiency of fresh and weathered woodchips at removing nitrates from tile drainage water.
A simple method of detecting viral DNA could make it possible to diagnose infectious diseases in the barn or in the field.
Peng Dai, a graduate student in the South Dakota State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has tested an inexpensive yet efficient means of removing E. coli from storm water runoff—steel chips.
Doctoral student Ibrahim Abusallout of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is using natural sunlight and titanium dioxide to break up harmful compounds which form when disinfectants, such as chlorine, react with organic matter in the wastewater.