February 2022 Virtual Forum

Denitrifying (Woodchip) Bioreactor Design Process and Research Update

The first forum of the year is here! Join us on Tuesday, February 15 from 12-1pm to learn about denitrifying bioreactors. Denitrifying bioreactors are a common edge-of-field practice to remove nitrate from agricultural drainage water and are a key component of nutrient reduction strategies in the Midwest. This presentation will give an overview of the bioreactor design process, recent research, and the potential impacts from the latest research findings.

Register for this free forum at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E4WIq8_3ThC6ZHM4hZa1og

About the Speaker

Gabe is a PhD student at Iowa State University studying Sustainable Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. He received a B.S. from Iowa State University and an M.S from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Agricultural Engineering. His master’s research at Illinois focused on measuring physical properties of many different woodchip types used in denitrifying bioreactors with the goal of improving bioreactor design standards. Currently, he is studying the design and performance of saturated riparian buffers for nitrate removal from tile drainage in Iowa. Gabe is a Scott County native who grew up in Bettendorf. Childhood visits to his grandparents’ farm and local parks developed his passion for agriculture and the environment, leading him into a career in sustainable agriculture and water quality.