Science Inventory

NITRATE CONTAMINATION OF GROUND WATER (GW-761)

Citation:

AZADPOUR-KEELEY, ANN AND J. W. KEELEY. NITRATE CONTAMINATION OF GROUND WATER (GW-761). Chapter N/A, Lehr & Keeley (ed.), Water Encyclopedia: Ground Water. John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, New York, NY, 5:322-323, (2005).

Description:

The occurrence of nitrate and related compounds in ground water is discussed from the perspectives of its natural as well as anthropogenic origins. A brief explanation of the nitrogen cycle touches on the production as well as utilization of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and nitrogen gas. In addition to outlining health problems associated with the ingestion of water contaminated with nitrates, reference is made of its importance as a fertilizer. Sources of nitrate contamination of ground water are outlined with emphasis on problems associated with rural water supply wells.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Product Published Date: 08/01/2005
Record Last Revised: 03/01/2006
Record ID: 116092

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

GROUND WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION DIVISION

SUBSURFACE REMEDIATION BRANCH