MSU Water Quality Research Images

Soil Behavior Upon Wetting with Saline-Sodic Water
The Role of Plants in the Phytoremediation of CBM Discharge Water
Dynamics of Product Water Chemistry & Defining Native Wetland Species' Salt Tolerance and Water Use Rates
Assessing Constructed Wetlands for Beneficial Use of Saline-Sodic Water
Utilization of Coal Bed Methane Waste Water to Enhance Biomass Production and Carbon Sequestration in Moisture Deficient Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Montana and Wyoming
Screening for Salt Tolerant Forage Species
Experimental Lined and Unlined CBM Product Water Holding Pond
Barley Variety Trials Under Irrigation with CBM Water
Plant and Soil Response to Irrigation with Water Comparable to CBM Product Water from the Powder River Basin

 


Soil Behavior Upon Wetting with Saline-Sodic Water, Part 1 & Part 2
Kim Hershberger, M.S., 2003

Soil sampling pit

Soils drying in oven

Pressure plates setup in the lab

Close-up or pressure plate apparatus

Leaching with distilled water

Wetting soil samples
 



The Role of Plants in the Phytoremediation of CBM Discharge Water
Shannon Phelps, M.S., 2003
Literature Review

CBM treatment_water_barrel

Experimental columns - preplanting

Experimental columns - postplanting
 



Dynamics of Product Water Chemistry & Defining Native Wetland Species' Salt Tolerance and Water Use Rates
Holly Sessoms, M.S., 2004

Columns containg plant species
Evaporation bucket

Regrowth after harvest



Assessing Constructed Wetlands for Beneficial use of Saline-Sodic Water

Amber Kirkpatrick, M.S., 2005 Literature Review
Lysimeters Lysimeters in greenhouse Evaporation pan Float valve
 
Early greenhouse construction

Lysimeters and soil moisture monitor
 



Utilization of Coal Bed Methane Waste Water to Enhance Biomass Production and Carbon Sequestration in Moisture Deficient Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Montana and Wyoming
Suzanna Roffe, Research Associate
Closeup of columns Preharvest biomass
Soil shrinkage following wetting
Wheatgrass and bulrush



Screening for Salt Tolerant Forage Species
Allison Levy, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Irrigating treatment rings
Forage

Harvesting treatment rings

Harvested treatment rings
 
Alfalfa

Weighing harvested biomass
 



Experimental Lined and Unlined CBM Product Water Holding Ponds
Dr. James W. Bauder, Soil and Water Quality Specialist

Early pond construction Float valve Lined_pond_construction Lined_holding_pond
 
Lined and unlined ponds

Unlined_holding_pond
 



Barley Variety Trials Under Irrigation with CBM Water
Dr. James W. Bauder, Soil and Water Quality Specialist
2003
Irrigation system
Early season
Early_season
Early_season

CBM irrigated soil early in the growing season

CBM irrigated soil late in the growing season

Mid-season barley

late_season barley
2004

Soil receiving non-saline irrigation water

Soil receiving saline-sodic irrigation water

Barley receiving non-saline water

Barley receiving saline_sodic water
 
Closeup of barley receiving_non-saline water

Closeup of barley receiving saline-sodic water

 



Plant and Soil Response to Irrigation with Water Comparable to CBM Product Water from the Powder River Basin
Dr. James W. Bauder, Soil and Water Quality Specialist


Experimental boxes