Escherichia coli transport from surface-applied manure to subsurface drains through artificial biopores.

  title={Escherichia coli transport from surface-applied manure to subsurface drains through artificial biopores.},
  author={Jorge A. Guzman and Garey A. Fox and Robert W. Malone and Ramesh S. Kanwar},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  volume={38 6},
Bacteria transport in soils primarily occurs through soil mesopores and macropores (e.g., biopores and cracks). Field research has demonstrated that biopores and subsurface drains can be hydraulically connected. This research was conducted to investigate the importance of surface connected and disconnected (buried) biopores on Escherichia coli (E. coli) transport when biopores are located near subsurface drains. A soil column (28 by 50 by 95 cm) was packed with loamy sand and sandy loam soils… 
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