Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 417–426, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-417-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 417–426, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-417-2020

Research article 28 Jan 2020

Research article | 28 Jan 2020

On the role of operational dynamics in biogeochemical efficiency of a soil aquifer treatment system

Shany Ben Moshe et al.

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In soil aquifer treatment (a soil-based treatment for wastewater), infiltration ponds are operated in flooding and drying cycles, and the reclaimed water may be used for irrigation. We tested the effect of hydraulic operation on the biogeochemical system via long-column experiments. We found that longer drying periods not only were beneficial for the upper area of the profile but also increased the volume of the system that maintained oxidizing conditions.