Floating Island Technology for Livestock Water Remediation

Plants on Floating Islands in a greenhouse

This project evaluates the economic and environmental benefits of using native wetland plants and floating island technology to treat feedlot runoff water.

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Floating Island Technology for Livestock Water Remediation

Plants on Floating Islands in a greenhouse

This project evaluates the economic and environmental benefits of using native wetland plants and floating island technology to treat feedlot runoff water. This effectively improves water quality for irrigation or livestock use by removing nutrients, heavy metals, and other contaminants (as well as minimizing the presence of algae blooms). Various digital technologies monitor weather parameters, precipitation and contaminant concentrations. Feedlot operators could access alternative, low-cost options for treating feedlot runoff water while being environmentally sustainable.

Funders/Partners: Henry Heuver, High Plains Industrial Park, RDAR, UFA