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pH and organicmatter impact on the indices of soil metal load assessment under wastewater and biosolid reuse

pH and organicmatter impact on the indices of soil metal load assessment under wastewater and biosolid reuse

Kalavrouziotis, Ioannis K., Koukoulakis, Prodromos H., Papaioannou, Dimitrios and Mehra, Aradhana (2018) pH and organicmatter impact on the indices of soil metal load assessment under wastewater and biosolid reuse. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 93 (11). pp. 3244-3253. ISSN 0268-2575 (Print), 1097-4660 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.5683)

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Abstract

Backgound:
Experimental data were used to study the impact of pH and organic matter on soil pollution indices, with the view to express them as a function of the above two variables.

Results:
Data were from an experiment performed in a greenhouse using 12 wastewater and sludge treatment combinations in four replications, using Lactuca sative var Longifolia as a test plant. The experimental data were analyzed by means of linear multiple regression analysis, and the equations found were considered as revised forms for the calculation of pollution indices, which could be used as a tool for the assessment of the level of soil pollution by heavy metals.

Conclusion:
Tentative critical levels of the pollution indices were established on the basis of the reference revised Index PLIn. However, additional work is necessary, such as calibration of the revised indices on the basis of percentage crop yield loss, towards a more accurate assessment of the heavy metal soil pollution levels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heavy metals; pollution control; wastewater; statistical design
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Research and Enterprise Training Unit (RETI)
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2019 01:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20368

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