Grant Award: Glen Fredlund and collaborators awarded grant

Principal Investigators: Dr. Neal O’ Reilly (Conservation and Environmental Science-UWM), Dr. Glen Fredlund (Geography-UWM), Dr. Shangping Xu (Geoscience-UWM)

Title: Measuring potential effectiveness of Milorganite biochar mixtures in capturing nutrient runoff in bioretention and rain gardens.

Funded By: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District

Abstract: The goal of this project is to measure the effectiveness of materials in capturing pollution for storm water runoff. Specifically we hope to test if additions of biocar made from Milorganite will effective filter phosphates. If successful these experiments may lead to other applications of biochar mixtures for runoff filtration problems.