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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 301, Sept/Oct 1996
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As the swine industry continues to expand in North Carolina, questions have arisen about the ability of current animal waste management practices to protect surface waters from pollution by nitrogen from increasing volumes of swine waste. Dr. Stephen Whalen of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is conducting research aimed at identifying best management practices that will promote the conversion of complex nitrogen compounds in swine waste to benign dinitrogen gas.
Dr. Philip Singer of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is looking for ways to help water utilities in North Carolina out of a regulatory dilemma regarding maximum contaminant levels in water treatment. Singer will explore the possibility that elevating the pH of coagulated and settled water prior to the application of chlorine can control disinfection levels.
The North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources appointed a task force in 1995 to study and formulate a program to address the technological, managerial and financial viability of public water systems. Recommendations by the North Carolina Small Systems Viability Task Force are summarized in this article.