Field capacity changes by irrigation with domestic wastewater

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Field capacity changes by irrigation with domestic wastewater

Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 4), 13-17, October 2014.
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Abstract

There is accumulating demand to use the water in different countries due to global water crisis, population growth and industrialization. Under these conditions, we have to use uncommon waters including wastewater in agriculture. Before the use of wastewater in agriculture irrigation, we have to conduct vast studies about the effects of wastewater on agricultural soils and also on different crops. The present study conducted for investigation of the effect of irrigation with domestic wastewater and first and second drainage water using the method of lysimeter on changes of field capacity. The results showed that the field capacity while being irrigated with domestic wastewater was increased 8.5 percent in comparison with control. Also, field capacity while being with first drainage water was increased 7.5 percent in comparison with agronomical water and field capacity while being irrigated with second drainage water was increased 1 percent.

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