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Modelling animal waste pathogen transport from agricultural land to streams
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations
  • Pramod K. Pandey, University of California, Davis
  • Michelle L. Soupir, Iowa State University
  • Charles D. Ikenberry, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
2013 International Conferences on Geological, Geographical, Aerospace and Earth Sciences (AeroEarth 2013)
Publication Date
12-23-2013
DOI
10.1088/1755-1315/19/1/012014
Geolocation
(-6.2087634, 106.84559899999999)
Abstract

The transport of animal waste pathogens from crop land to streams can potentially elevate pathogen levels in stream water. Applying animal manure into crop land as fertilizers is a common practice in developing as well as in developed countries. Manure application into the crop land, however, can cause potential human health. To control pathogen levels in ambient water bodies such as streams, improving our understanding of pathogen transport at farm scale as well as at watershed scale is required. To understand the impacts of crop land receiving animal waste as fertilizers on stream's pathogen levels, here we investigate pathogen indicator transport at watershed scale. We exploited watershed scale hydrological model to estimate the transport of pathogens from the crop land to streams. Pathogen indicator levels (i.e., E. coli levels) in the stream water were predicted. With certain assumptions, model results are reasonable. This study c

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Copyright Owner
Pandey et al.
Language
en
Citation Information
Pramod K. Pandey, Michelle L. Soupir and Charles D. Ikenberry. "Modelling animal waste pathogen transport from agricultural land to streams" Jakarta, Indonesia(2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_soupir/25/