Use of Pyrophosphate to Extract Extra- and Intracellular Enzymes from a Compost of Municipal Solid Wastes

  • J. C. Rad
  • M. Navarro-González
  • S. González-Carcedo


The agronomic utilization of organic wastes such as sewage sludge or municipal solid waste composts may be an important way to recycle nutrient elements and to increase the fertility of soils. The application of organic wastes improves soil structure (Pagliai and De Nobili, 1993) and increases soil microbial biomass (Perucci, 1990, 1992) and the levels of enzymatic activities (Giusquiani et al., 1995; Serra-Wittling et al., 1996). In general, higher activities were found in organic amendments than in soils, reflecting the higher microbial activity of the compost compared to soil (Martens et al., 1992).


Sewage Sludge Municipal Solid Waste Extracellular Enzyme Sodium Pyrophosphate Municipal Solid Waste Compost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Rad
    • 1
  • M. Navarro-González
    • 1
  • S. González-Carcedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Pedology & Agricultural Sciences. Faculty of Food Technology & ChemistryUniversity of BurgosBurgos. CASTILESpain

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