Jackson Sauers: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1850-2634
Mississippi State University
Magbauna, Benjamin S., Jr.
Gude, Veera Gnaneswar
Ramirez-Avila, John J.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (M.S.)
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
A long-held practice is to mix agricultural soil with a soil amendment to improve growing conditions in crops. A common soil amendment is biosolids produced from both municipal and dairy wastewater due to the macro- and micronutrients within it. Both the agricultural and wastewater industries are participating in the Circular Economy concept (CEC). Two experiments explored using expended bioelectrochemical systems (BES) that treated either synthetic dairy wastewater (DWW) or synthetic municipal wastewater (SWW) as soil amendments to improve corn plant growth when treated with three different nutrient treatments: 100%- 50%- and 0% Hoagland Nutrient Solutions. Biochar and used terracotta clay were used as soil amendments too. Additionally, the DWW and SWW soil amendments are being invested to see if soil moisture can be retained during simulated drought conditions. The experiments took place in the late fall and winter of 2021 and summer of 2022 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Sauers, Jackson Lee, "Evaluation for using expended bioelectrochemical systems as soil amendments for improved corn plant growth and a drought resistant soil." (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5716.
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