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Innovative Polycomposite Fertilizer Obtained by Recycling and Processing Three Organic Wastes

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National R&D Institute for Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Environment-ICPA-Bucharest, 011464 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 1–7 Polizu, Sector 1, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
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Academic Editors: Vladimír Frišták and Martin Pipíška
Received: 3 September 2021 / Revised: 7 October 2021 / Accepted: 14 October 2021 / Published: 19 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue From Waste to Fertilizer in Sustainable Agriculture)
The paper aims at testing an innovative organic fertilizer obtained from waste by processing a mixture of marine algae biomass, sewage municipal sludge and farmyard manure. Design of this polycomposite fertilizer is based on adequate conceptual and experimental models by taking into account the complex interactions among these three biomasses. In the first step a detail physico-chemical analysis has been performed on the composition of the three raw materials and also on the soil. In the second phase similar analyses have been carried out on representative samples of soil treated with the compost as compared with untreated soil samples. Analytical methods applied were FT-IR spectroscopy in correlation with organic/inorganic and total carbon (TOC/TIC/TC) analysis. The efficiency of applying this compost on the field at large scale has been assessed by means of fatty acid content of the oleaginous plants cultivated. Based on correlation between production quality and chemical composition of the composted soil, the optimal proportions of the mixture of the three organic wastes will be selected for designing an eco-friendly fertilizer able to improve agrochemical properties of the soil. View Full-Text
Keywords: biocomposite fertilizer; sewage sludge; marine algae; farmyard manure; compost; field experiments biocomposite fertilizer; sewage sludge; marine algae; farmyard manure; compost; field experiments
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Lacatusu, A.R.; Meghea, A.; Rogozea, A.E.; Constantin, C. Innovative Polycomposite Fertilizer Obtained by Recycling and Processing Three Organic Wastes. Agriculture 2021, 11, 1021. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101021

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Lacatusu AR, Meghea A, Rogozea AE, Constantin C. Innovative Polycomposite Fertilizer Obtained by Recycling and Processing Three Organic Wastes. Agriculture. 2021; 11(10):1021. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101021

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Lacatusu, Anca R., Aurelia Meghea, Adina E. Rogozea, and Carolina Constantin. 2021. "Innovative Polycomposite Fertilizer Obtained by Recycling and Processing Three Organic Wastes" Agriculture 11, no. 10: 1021. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101021

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