Quantification and Modeling of Perchlorate Impacts from Fireworks on Drinking Water Sources

  • Jackson, W. Andrew W.A. (PI)
  • Anderson, Todd A. (CoPI)
  • Rao, Balaji B. (CoPI)
  • Coates, John D. (CoPI)
  • Ledford, Sarah H S.H. (CoPI)
  • Sturchio, N. C. (CoPI)
  • Van Meter, Kimberly (CoPI)
  • Batista, Jacimaria R. J.R. (CoPI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


We propose to evaluate the following hypotheses regarding the impact of fireworks on drinking water sources: 1) Fireworks will have a variable impact on surface water dependent on the mass of consumed fireworks, the dilution potential (rate and magnitude) of the water source, and the rate of biological perchlorate attenuation; 2) Impact will also depend on the magnitude of both direct deposition onto the water surface and the magnitude of subsequent inputs due to runoff or infiltration; 3) ClO4- concentrations in drinking water sources can be predicted based on fireworks consumption, hydraulic and ecological properties of the drinking water source, and hydrology of the region.
Effective start/end date5/1/234/30/26


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