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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Particle Size And Concentration Of Poly(ε-caprolactone) And Adipate Modified Starch Blend On Mineralization In Soils With Differing Textures
Author: Cesar M.E.F.
Mariani P.D.S.C.
Innocentini-Mei L.H.
Cardoso E.J.B.N.
Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of particle size and concentration of poly(ε-caprolactone) and adipate modified starch blend on mineralization in soils with differing textures, comparing it with polyethylene under the same experimental conditions. Two soil types were used: a Kandiudalfic Eutrudox with a clayey texture and an Arenic Hapludult with a sandy texture. The two different plastic specimens were incorporated in the form of plastic films with three increasing particle sizes and six doses, from 0 to 2.5 mg C g-1 soil. Each plastic dose was incorporated into 200 g of soil placed in a hermetically closed jar at 28 °C, and incubated for a 120-day period to determine CO2 evolution. Once again it was confirmed that polyethylene is almost non-biodegradable, in contrast to PCL/S, which can be defined as a biodegradable material. Soil texture affected the mineralization kinetics of the plastic specimens, with higher values for the clayey soil. No changes in soil microbial biomass-C or -N were observed by adding polyethylene and PCL/S to the soil. Also, no significant differences were observed on seed emergence and development of rice seedlings (Oryza sativa L.) in plastic modified soil. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2009.05.002
Date Issue: 2009
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