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dc.contributor.authorJones, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBardos, R. Paul
dc.contributor.authorKidd, Petra S.
dc.contributor.authorMench, Michel
dc.contributor.authorde Leij, Frans
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Tony
dc.contributor.authorCundy, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Chris
dc.contributor.authorSoja, Gerhard
dc.contributor.authorFriesl-Hanl, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.authorHerzig, Rolf
dc.contributor.authorMenger, Pierre
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-07T14:36:45Z
dc.date.available2016-04-07T14:36:45Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-15
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environmental Management, Vol. 171, 101-112, 2016en
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/181
dc.description.abstractContamination of soil with trace elements, such as Cu, is an important risk management issue. A pot experiment was conducted to determine the effects of three biochars and compost on plant growth and the immobilisation of Cu in a contaminated soil from a site formerly used for wood preservation. To assess Cu mobility, amended soils were analysed using leaching tests pre- and post-incubation, and post-growth. Amended and unamended soils were planted with sunflower, and the resulting plant material was assessed for yield and Cu concentration. All amendments significantly reduced leachable Cu compared to the unamended soil, however, the greatest reductions in leachable Cu were associated with the higher biochar application rate. The greatest improvements in plant yields were obtained with the higher application rate of biochar in combination with compost. The results suggest joint biochar and compost amendment reduces Cu mobility and can support biomass production on Cu-contaminated soils.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme through the grant to the budget of the HOMBRE (www.zerobrownfields.eu) and Greenland (www.greenland-project.eu) projects.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.titleBiochar and compost amendments enhance copper immobilisation and support plant growth in contaminated soilsen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.01.024en
dc.isiYesen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/265097/EU/Holistic Management of Brownfield Regeneration/HOMBREen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/266124/EU/Gentle remediation of trace element contaminated land/GREENLANDen
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsOrganic amendmentsen
dc.subject.keywordsSunfloweren
dc.subject.keywordsLeaching testsen
dc.subject.keywordsPlant trialsen
dc.subject.keywordsTrace elementsen
dc.subject.keywordsIn situ stabilisationen


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