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Cu retention in an acid soil amended with perlite winery waste

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The effect of perlite waste from a winery on general soil characteristics and Cu adsorption was assessed. The studied soil was amended with different perlite waste concentrations corresponding to 10, 20, 40 and 80 Mg ha−1. General soil characteristics and Cu adsorption and desorption curves were determined after different incubation times (from 1 day to 8 months). The addition of perlite waste to the soil increased the amounts of organic matter as well as soil nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium, and these increments were stable with time. An increase in Cu adsorption capacity was also detected in the perlite waste-amended soils. The effect of perlite waste addition to the soil had special relevance on its Cu adsorption capacity at low coverage concentrations and on the energy of the soil-Cu bonds.

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This work was supported by the Consellería de Medio Rural from Xunta de Galicia (FEADER2009-22) through the CO-106-09 contract between the Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry Area of the University of Vigo and Bodegas Cunqueiro. The financial support of CIA3 through FEDER funds under the program of Consolidation and Arrangement of Research Units from Consellería de Educación (Xunta de Galicia) is also acknowledged. P. Pérez-Rodríguez is funded by the FPU program from the Spanish Ministry of Education.

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Rodríguez-Salgado, I., Pérez-Rodríguez, P., Gómez-Armesto, A. et al. Cu retention in an acid soil amended with perlite winery waste. Environ Sci Pollut Res 23, 3789–3798 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-5639-4

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  • Waste reuse
  • Perlite waste addition
  • Acid soil amendment
  • Cu retention
  • Ageing effects