347-6 Ratio Solid – Air - Water In Mixtures Of Biosolid and Carbonized Rice Husk For Agricultural Use As Substrate.

Poster Number 1109

See more from this Division: ASA Section: Education & Extension
See more from this Session: General Advancing Agronomy Via Public-Private Collaboration: II

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tampa Convention Center, East Exhibit Hall

Luiz Vitor Crepaldi Sanches1, Maria Julia Carreiro Lima Ferreira1, Roberto Lyra Villas Boas2, Thomas Fiore de Andrade3, Bruno Marcos de Paula Macedo4 and Camila Abrahão5, (1)Soil Science, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil
(2)Solos e Recursos Ambientais, FCA-UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil
(3)Ciencia do Solo, FCA-UNESP, Piracicaba, BRAZIL
(4)Ciencia do Solo, FCA-UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil
(5)Ciências do Solos, FCA/UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil
Poster Presentation
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  • Abstract:

    Ratio solid – air - water in mixtures of biosolid and carbonized rice husk for agricultural use as substrate.


    1Unesp – Univ Estadual Paulista, José Barbosa de Barros street, n. 1780, zip code 18610-307, Botucatu city, São Paulo State, Brazil, e-mail: luizvitorsanches@fca.unesp.br; majucarreiro@hotmail.com; rlvboas@fca.unesp.br; tfandrade@fca.unesp.br; macedinho2@hotmail.com

    Keywords: composted sewage sludge, organic residue, air space, available water, buffering water, remaining water, physical structure

    Sewage sludge is a residue generated in sewage treatment plants, after the composting process is called biosolids (BIO), and is rich in organic matter and minerals, however due to the large volume generated and with few destinations suitable for this residue, is currently an environmental problem. Another waste generated on a large scale in Brazil is carbonized rice hulls (CRH) which is used as raw material for preparation of substrates. The objective was to evaluate the relationship of solids - water - air in mixtures between BIO and CRH for use in agriculture. This study was conducted in the laboratory in the Department of Soil Science of the FCA/Univ. Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Sao Paulo - Brazil. The experimental design was randomized blocks with seven treatments, three blocks and three replicates. Treatments: 100% BIO, 80:20% BIO:CRH, 60:40%, 50:50%, 40:60%, 20:80% e 100% CRH. The characteristics evaluated were: solid particles (SP), air space (AS), available water (AW), buffering water (BW) and remaining water (RW). The materials were placed into rings with a volume of 90,478 cm³ and allowed to saturate for 24 hours, after this period, the rings were placed in the tension table under tensions 0,1, 0,6 and 1,0 kPa, remaining for 48 hours each tension and measuring the weight in each time interval. Upon reaching constant weight the rings were dried with forced air circulation at a temperature of 65 ºC. The results were statistically analyzed using the Tukey test. There were significant differences when making mixtures with CRH, with gradual reduction in the volume of SP (28,4% BIO; 20,5% CRH), BW (19,5% BIO; 6,2% CRH) e RW (29,3% BIO; 17,4% CRH), and an increase in S AS (13,2% BIO; 41,2% CRH) e AW (7,6% BIO; 14,7% CRH). The mixtures evaluated have parameters suitable for agricultural use.

    Presentation format: poster

    Contacting author:

    Name: Dr. Luiz Vitor Crepaldi Sanches

    E-mail: luizvitorsanches@fca.unesp.br

    Tel no: +55 14 81210871

    See more from this Division: ASA Section: Education & Extension
    See more from this Session: General Advancing Agronomy Via Public-Private Collaboration: II