11. Effects of Treated Municipal Wastewater Irrigation on Soil Microbiology

  1. Guy J. Levy,
  2. Pinchas Fine and
  3. Asher Bar-Tal
  1. Dror Minz2,
  2. Rachel Karyo1 and
  3. Zev Gerstl2

Published Online: 23 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328561.ch11

Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops

Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops

How to Cite

Minz, D., Karyo, R. and Gerstl, Z. (2010) Effects of Treated Municipal Wastewater Irrigation on Soil Microbiology, in Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops (eds G. J. Levy, P. Fine and A. Bar-Tal), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328561.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  2. 2

    Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148627

Online ISBN: 9781444328561

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Keywords:

  • treated municipal wastewater irrigation effects - on soil microbiology;
  • effect of environmental factors and human activity - agricultural practices, irrigation with wastewater on microbial diversity;
  • soil enzymes, microbial origin - in biological and biogeochemical processes in soils;
  • changes in microbial activities and community composition - for detecting changes in soil systems;
  • dehydrogenase, group of enzymes - total oxidative activity of soil microflora;
  • ammonia oxidation, and wastewater-irrigated soils - oxygen uptake increase and lower pH;
  • soil organic matter (SOM), major role in terrestrial ecosystem development and function;
  • prolonged wastewater irrigation - in concentrations of heavy metals in soils;
  • TWW in irrigation, and new methods - in soil microbiology studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Soil microbial ecology and activities

  • Human pathogens

  • Summary and conclusions

  • References