Impact of sewage sludge applications on the biogeochemistry of soils
Devaney, D., Godley, A. R., Hodson, Mark E., Purdy, Kevin J. and Yamulki, S.. (2008) Impact of sewage sludge applications on the biogeochemistry of soils. Water Science and Technology, Vol.57 (No.4). pp. 513-518. ISSN 0273-1223Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.006
This report describes an investigation into the bioavailability and fate of trace metals and their subsequent impact on important soil microbiological functions such as nitrification, denitrification and methane oxidation in low and high Cu containing soils in the presence and absence of residual organic matter from sewage sludge additions made 10 years earlier. The soils being studied are part of long term sewage sludge trials and include a low Cu soil ( 13.3mg Cu/ kg soil, 4.18 LOI %), left un- amended to serve as a control soil, soil amended with a high Cu sewage sludge ( 278.3mg Cu/ kg soil, 6.52 LOI %) and soil amended with a low Cu sewage sludge ( 46.3mg Cu/ kg soil, 6.18 LOI %). Soil was also amended with inorganic metal salts ( 273.4mg Cu/ kg soil, 4.52 LOI %) to further investigate the impact of Cu in the absence of additional organic matter contained in applied sewage sludge. Data from the first two years of a project are presented which has included field- based studies at long term sewage sludge trials based in Watlington, Oxford, UK and laboratory based studies at the Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research, North Wyke, Devon, UK.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Copper, Greenhouse gases, Methane, Nitrous oxide, Soil biochemistry, Sewage sludge|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Water Science and Technology|
|Publisher:||I W A Publishing|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 513-518|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||University of Reading|
Cardenas, L.M., Hawkins, J. M. B., Chadwick, D. & Scholefield, D.
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