Effects of Food Industry Wastewater Treatment Sludge on Corn Plant Development and Soil Properties


Biyikli M., Dorak S., AŞIK B. B.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, vol.29, no.4, pp.2565-2578, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.15244/pjoes/112897
  • Title of Journal : POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2565-2578
  • Keywords: sludge, lime stabilization, agricultural use, soil properties, plant, SEWAGE-SLUDGE, ORGANIC WASTES, PHOSPHORUS, BIOSOLIDS, NITROGEN, AVAILABILITY, ACCUMULATION, AMENDMENT, QUALITY, GROWTH

Abstract

In this study, agricultural usage of food industry wastewater treatment plant sludge was researched. Within the scope of our work the study was carried out in field conditions. Before sowing the maize, increasing levels of sludge (0-30-60 and 90 ton ha(-1)) were mixed with the soil. Three times plants were sampled during that period of development and crop harvest. Changes in soil properties caused by sludge application before planting and after harvest and the effect on corn plant growth and mineral content were determined.