Use of biosolids incinerator ash as a phosphorus source for turfgrass

Richard Stehouwer, Robert Martire

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Abstract

Because of Its P content biosolids incineration ash could be used as a P source for plant growth, but there is uncertainty concerning the availability of the P as well as that of trace metals also present in the ash. A four week incubation experiment demonstrated that ash P was 0.249 as effective as triple super phosphate (TSP) P at increasing Mehlich3 soil R A field experiment verified that approximately four times as much ash P as TSP-P was required to achieve similar soil test P levels and P uptake and growth of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne, L.). Ash increased soil levels but not plant uptake of Cu and Zn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Residuals Science and Technology
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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In: Journal of Residuals Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.04.2006, p. 117-124.

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