9. Physical Aspects

  1. Guy J. Levy,
  2. Pinchas Fine and
  3. Asher Bar-Tal
  1. Guy J. Levy and
  2. Shmuel Assouline

Published Online: 23 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328561.ch9

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

Levy, G. J. and Assouline, S. (2010) Physical Aspects, 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.ch9

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 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:

  • physical aspects;
  • treated wastewater (TWW) for irrigation - arid and semiarid regions;
  • processes, negatively affecting soil structural stability - clay swelling and dispersion;
  • soil structural stability, soil retaining - its arrangement of solid and pore space;
  • saturated hydraulic conductivity, function of sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) and electrolyte concentration in solution;
  • soil surface sealing, infiltration and runoff;
  • final infiltration rate (FIR) and runoff data - for different treatments;
  • soil erosion by water - detachment, entrainment and soil particle deposition;
  • soil loss as function of clay content - wetting rate for soils irrigated with freshwater and treated sewage water;
  • water repellency in soils, hydrophobic properties - resisting or retarding water infiltration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Soil structural stability

  • Soil hydraulic properties

  • Soil surface sealing, infiltration and runoff

  • Soil erosion

  • Water repellency

  • Concluding comments

  • References