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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Heavy Metal Transference Models In Sugarcane Fertilised With Urban Waste Compost [modelos De Transferência De Metal Pesado Na Cana-de- Açúcar Adubada Com Composto De Lixo Urbano]
Author: Da Silva F.C.
Bergamasco A.F.
Vendite L.L.
Abstract: The research approaches recycling of urban waste compost (UWC) as an alternative fertilizer for sugarcane crop and as a social and environmental solution to the solids residuals growth in urban centers. A mathematical model was used in order to know the metal dynamics as decision support tool, aiming to establish of criteria and procedures for UWC's safe use, limited by the amount of heavy metal. A compartmental model was developed from experimental data in controlled conditions and partially checked with field data. This model described the heavy metal transference in the system soil-root-aerial portion of sugarcane plants and concluded that nickel was metal to be concern, since it takes approximately three years to be attenuated in the soil, reaching the aerial portions of the plant at high concentrations. Regarding factors such as clay content, oxide level and soil pH, it was observed that for soil with higher buffering capacity, the transfer of the majority of the metals was slower. This model may become an important tool for the attainment of laws regarding the UWC use, aiming to reduce environment contamination the waste accumulation and production costs.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2007
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