Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (Impact Factor (ISI) = 1.217)

Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
May2020 Vol. 10(1): pp. 001-009
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The Potential Reuse of Sewage Sludge for Agriculture Purposes (Case Study: North Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment Plant (NGEST)

Mahmoud W. Nasman1 and Hussam Al-Najjar2

1Master's degree of Civil Engineering Department, Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Palestine.

2Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Palestine.

*Corresponding Author's Email:  maysa.musleh@aaup.edu

 Accepted 10 May 2023

 

Abstract

This paper identified the potential use of sewage sludge protected from the emergency sewage treatment plant in north Gaza (NGEST) for agricultural purposes and studied its effect on plant growth and soil properties. The sludge was dried in sunlight, and the plant tissues were cleaned and ground to an appropriate size. The results of the analysis showed that sludge can be used as soil fertilizer and can add nutrients for plant growth. The parameters were tested as pH, EC, TDS, FC, O.M, N, P, CI, ammonia N, E. coli, faecal streptococcus, salmonella, faecal coliforms, total coliforms, SAR, magnesium, sodium chlo- ride, and potassium. A practical experiment was conducted using agricultural containers to grow corn. Five treatments (0-10- 20-25-30% sludge) were used. Each experiment has three replicates. Sludge-amended soil affects corn growth. The best treatment was when sludge was amended with the soil at a rate of 25% of the dry weight of the soil.

Keywords:  Sewage Sludge, Partial use, Improvement, Soil, Agricultural soil.

 

 

 

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Mahmoud W. Nasman1 and Hussam Al-Najjar2