EFFECTS OF APPLICATION OF DIFFERENT WASTEWATER SLUDGE ON LOAMY TEXTURE SOIL AND PLANT GROWTH


AŞIK B. B. , AYDINALP C., TOPAÇ ŞAĞBAN F. O. , Katkat A. V.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.22, pp.2721-2730, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2721-2730
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the effects of four different wastewater sludges on loamy-texture soil chemical properties as well as plant dry weight and heavy metal uptake. Incubation experiment was performed in which sludges were applied at rates of 0, 40, 80, 120 and 160 t ha(-1), and the effects on soil properties were measured over a period of 150 days. The same doses of sludge were applied in a greenhouse experiment to determine the effects on plant (Brassica napus L.) growth and heavy metal contents.