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Validation of Guidelines for the Sustainable Application of Phosphorus in Biosolids to Agricultural Soils

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To help identify environmentally-sustainable practice with respect to phosphorus (P) in biosolids applied to agricultural land, a field study was undertaken to validate provisional laboratory-based guidelines on release of soluble P in land runoff. As found in the laboratory, the risk of P release from biosolid-amended soils is dependent on both soil type and biosolids type. The study confirmed that the degree of soil P saturation is a reliable indicator for guiding sustainable biosolid practice to avoid eutrophication impacts and should be adopted by the industry to maximise the opportunity to recycle a widely-available and valuable natural resource.

 

 

UKWIR Reference :- 09/SL/02/8Published Date :- 05/01/2010
Retail Price (£) :- 50ISBN :- 1 84057 549 2