The contribution of water extractable forms of plant nutrients to evaluate MSW compost maturity: a case study
Elżbieta Jamroz , Jakub Bekier , Agnieszka Medyńska-Juraszek , Andrea Kałuża-Haładyn , Irmina Ćwieląg-Piasecka , Magdalena Bednik
AbstractThe object of the experiment was to evaluate municipal solid waste (MSW) compost. Composting was carried out in a pile under aerobic conditions. Total content as well as water-extractable forms of macro and microelements were analysed during composting. Nutrient solubility indices were calculated for samples taken at various stages of maturity. The soluble forms of C, P, K, Ca and Mg decreased relatively to their total forms following maturation phases. For all micronutrients tested, a significant reduction in the proportion of soluble forms in relation to their total content was observed with an increase in composting time. In mature compost, low solubility were found for nitrogen, potassium, sodium and magnesium, which may indicate that the final product is a good source of these nutrients. The solubility index (percentage share of water-extractable forms of macro- and micronutrients in the total content) for iron indicates that the composting process does not affect its degree of solubility. Solubility index instead of the content of water-extractable forms of chosen macro- and microelements could be taken into account in determining the degree of MSW compost maturity.
|Journal series||Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 140.0, 21-04-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 2; = 1; : 2016 = 1.401; : 2019 = 3.998 (2) - 2019=4.576 (5)|
|Citation count*||4 (2021-05-09)|
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