13. Organic Matter in Wastewater and Treated Wastewater-Irrigated Soils: Properties and Effects

  1. Guy J. Levy,
  2. Pinchas Fine and
  3. Asher Bar-Tal
  1. Yona Chen1,
  2. Carlos G. Dosoretz2,
  3. Ilan Katz2,
  4. Elizabeth Jüeschke3,
  5. Bernd Marschner3 and
  6. Jorge Tarchitzky1

Published Online: 23 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328561.ch13

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

Chen, Y., Dosoretz, C. G., Katz, I., Jüeschke, E., Marschner, B. and Tarchitzky, J. (2010) Organic Matter in Wastewater and Treated Wastewater-Irrigated Soils: Properties and Effects, 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.ch13

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

  2. 2

    Division of Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Grand Water Research Institute, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

  3. 3

    Institute of Geography, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

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:

  • organic matter (OM) in wastewater and treated wastewater irrigated soils;
  • use of treated wastewater (TWW) - crop irrigation, alternative to wastewater disposal in water-scarce countries;
  • content and class of OM in raw sewage and TWW - expressed by several parameters;
  • molecular properties of OM - present in TWW;
  • molecular-weight distribution of humic substances - isolated from secondary effluents;
  • organic constituents in treated wastewater (TWW) - and size ranges;
  • soil organic matter (SOM);
  • HA, FA, and humin - humic acid and FA, from soil material using strong bases;
  • treated-wastewater-borne organic matter - on soil properties;
  • TWW and its OM load

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Organic matter in wastewater

  • Soil organic matter (SOM)

  • The influence of treated-wastewater-borne organic matter on soil organic matter

  • The influence of treated-wastewater-borne organic matter on soil properties

  • Concluding remarks

  • References