Applied and Environmental Soil Science

Biosolids Soil Application: Agronomic and Environmental Implications 2014


Publishing date
06 Feb 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
19 Sep 2014

1University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

3University of Florence, Florence, Italy

4Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM), Valencia, Spain

5Tula State University, Tula, Russia


Biosolids Soil Application: Agronomic and Environmental Implications 2014

Description

The increasing volume of biosolids generated in wastewater treatment facilities worldwide constitutes an economic and environmental problem. Among different management options, land application of biosolids is internationally favored. The benefits of land application of biosolids for both soil and vegetation are numerous and well recognized. Biosolids slowly release macro- and micronutrients that increase crop yields. Land application of biosolids also contributes to organic matter recycle, enhancing microbial activity. This management may apply to agricultural areas, agroforestry, and the restoration of damaged and degraded ecosystems, where soil properties hamper the production of goods and services.

However, the benefits from biosolids application have to be carefully weighed against potential negative effects, such as an increased rate of nitrate leaching, nutrient runoff, and soil contamination, with potentially toxic inorganic trace elements, organic contaminants, or pathogens.

This annual issue intends to gather the most recent scientific information on this subject around the world. Authors are invited to submit original research as well as review articles.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Agronomic application: rates, methods, and economics
  • Mineralization of organically bound elements
  • Soil nutrient availability
  • Plant nutrient uptake and nutrition
  • Biosolids N and P management
  • Fate of pollutants and interactions with native soil components
  • Trace elements, including robustness of current application guidelines and directives
  • Changes in soil organic matter fractions
  • Hazardous organic components, including pathogens
  • Effect of biosolids on soil organisms
  • Effect of biosolids on soil’s physical conditions
  • Potential for carbon sequestration
  • Biosolids as a restoration tool of degraded ecosystems and industrial sites
  • Other related topics dealing with biosolids application

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 627819
  • - Editorial

Biosolids Soil Application: Agronomic and Environmental Implications 2014

Silvana Torri | Rodrigo Studart Corrêa | ... | Leonid Perelomov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 873504
  • - Research Article

Agronomic Efficiency of Biosolid as Source of Nitrogen to Banana Plants

Luiz Antonio Junqueira Teixeira | Ronaldo Severiano Berton | ... | Marcio Koiti Chiba
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 715916
  • - Research Article

Surface-Applied Biosolids Enhance Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks but Have Contrasting Effects on Soil Physical Quality

Virginia L. Jin | Kenneth N. Potter | ... | Jeffrey G. Arnold
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 483836
  • - Research Article

Influence of NaCl-Induced Salinity and Cd Toxicity on Respiration Activity and Cd Availability to Barley Plants in Farmyard Manure-Amended Soil

Adel R. A. Usman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 417192
  • - Research Article

Residual Effects of Lime- and Clay-Amended Biosolids Applied to Coarse-Textured Pasture Soil

Sanjutha Shanmugam | Lynette K. Abbott
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 541818
  • - Review Article

Potential for Recycling Nutrients from Biosolids Amended with Clay and Lime in Coarse-Textured Water Repellence, Acidic Soils of Western Australia

Sanjutha Shanmugam | Lynette K. Abbott
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 471248
  • - Research Article

Seasonal Dynamics of N, P, and K in an Organic and Inorganic Fertilized Willow Biomass System

Amos K. Quaye | Timothy A. Volk | Jeff J. Schoenau
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 720167
  • - Research Article

Effectiveness of Extractants for Bioavailable Phosphorus in Tropical Soils Amended with Sewage Sludge

Roberta Corrêa Nogueirol | Wanderley José de Melo | ... | Luís Reynaldo Ferracciú Alleoni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 803736
  • - Research Article

N Mineralisation from Bioresources Incubated at 12.5°C

S. W. Ives | L. A. Sparrow | ... | S. Lisson
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