Yaakoubi, A. and Chahlaoui, A. and Rahmani, M. and Elyachioui, M. and Nejdi, I. (2010) Effect of olive mill wastewater spreading on the physicochemical characteristics of soil. Desalination and Water Treatment, 16 (1-3). pp. 194-200.

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Olive mill wastewater (OMW) is the liquid by-product obtained from olive processing to extract virgin olive oil. Due to its acidic pH and high amounts in organic matter and phenols, OMW is very difficult to further purify. A solution would be to spread it on the soil. Hence, the objective of this study was to explore the effects of different OMW amounts on chemical characteristics of the soil cultivated with vineyard (cv. Italia), at different depths (10-30 cm and 30-60 cm). Our results show that after 2 months of spreading follow up, during 2 consecutive years (2005/2006 and 2006/2007), the upper soil layer (10-30 cm) of land plots irrigated by OMW became fertile; with an average ratio N.P.K of respectively, 1.54; 1.95 and 2. This study also showed the absence of risk of soil filling by the suspended matter and the residual oil brought by OMW. In the same way, the pH and the electric conductivity (EC) of the soil remain practically unchanged. The concentra-tion of OMW in calcium as well as the high content of soil limestone favoured the precipitation of limestone (CaCO3), especially in the upper soil layer (10-30 cm). An increase in soil organic matter and phenols, due to spreading with OMW, was found as estimated by direct cell counting. © 2010 Desalination Publications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Engineering
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Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 15:47
URI: http://eprints.umi.ac.ma/id/eprint/3366

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