Characteristics and significance of liquid effluent from woodchip corrals in Scotland

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dc.contributor.author McDonald, A. D. J.
dc.contributor.author McDonald, Adrian T.
dc.contributor.author Kay, David
dc.contributor.author Watkins, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-27T09:18:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-27T09:18:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-01
dc.identifier.citation McDonald , A D J , McDonald , A T , Kay , D & Watkins , J 2008 , ' Characteristics and significance of liquid effluent from woodchip corrals in Scotland ' Journal of Environmental Management , vol 87 , no. 4 , pp. 582-590 . , 10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.04.029 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 168253
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7103
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7103
dc.description McDonald, A. T., McDonald, A. D. J., Kay, D., Watkins, J. (2008). Characteristics and significance of liquid effluent from woodchip corrals in Scotland. Journal of Environmental Management, 87, (4), 582-590. en
dc.description.abstract Woodchip corrals are increasingly used as cost effective means of over-wintering livestock in temperate regions but there is little information on their potential environmental impact. Four woodchip, corrals of varying characteristics were instrumented to capture and quantify the flows reaching the base, where pollutant fluxes may move either vertically to groundwater, or laterally to a water course. Samples for chemical analysis were collected daily by auto-sampler. Samples for bacterial analysis were aseptically hand-sampled. Sampling frequency was increased during high flow events and sampling was conducted over a 12-month period. Microbiological samples were analysed for total coliform (TC), presumptive Escherichia coli (EC) and intestinal enterococci (IE). Leachate was also analysed for total phosphorus, phosphate, total nitrogen, ammonium, total oxidised nitrogen, nitrite and nitrate. Each corral had a recording rain gauge sited within 10 in of the corral surface. Mean total nitrogen concentration in leachate was 339.5 mg l(-1), of which ammoniacal-N comprised approximately 57%. Mean total phosphorus concentration was 94.7 mg l(-1). Geometric mean concentrations of TC, EC and IE were 95,461, 94,983 and 55,552 cfu 100 ml(-1), respectively. Significant flows of leachate occurred at the base of the corrals on most days during the 1-year sampling period and flow rate increased with stocking density. Strong positive linear relationships were found between the concentrations of the nutrient parameters and discharge. Strong positive curvilinear relations were found between faecal indicator concentrations and discharge. Different relationships were observed in the stocked and unstocked corrals. The resulting fluxes are sufficient to give concern and to indicate that corral development is worthy of regulatory attention. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Environmental Management en
dc.title Characteristics and significance of liquid effluent from woodchip corrals in Scotland en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.04.029
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution River Basin Dynamics and Hydrology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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