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Researchers find water pollutant nitrate enhances groundwater purification

Study expected to be key in management of aquifer storage recovery systems

April 1, 2024  By Ground Water Canada

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Researchers from the Water Resources Cycle Research Center have learned that nitrate – a known pollutant – enhances the natural purification of groundwater. Their research is expected to be a key point in the water quality management strategy of aquifer storage recovery systems. The study confirms the positive role nitrate plays in groundwater when it has otherwise been known only as a pollutant. report | READ MORE

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