Fertigation potential of domestic wastewater for tree plantations

Padma Vasudevan*, Alka Thapliyal, R.K. Srivastava, Asha Pandey, M.G. Dastidar, Philip Davies

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Abstract

This study analyses feasibility of using domestic wastewater for fertigation of tree crops. Wastewater samples from different sources in domestic sector were analyzed and evaluated in terms of water quality and quantity. Water is rich in plant nutrients. However, due to possible presence of toxic ions and microbial load, it is recommended that direct use of wastewater for fertigation be limited to timber plantation and energy generation from biomass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Scientific and Industrial Research
Volume69
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • domestic wastewater
  • fertigation
  • irrigation

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