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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts

Location: Crop Systems & Global Change

Project Number: 8042-12000-040-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Apr 03, 2010
End Date: Apr 02, 2015

Objective:
Evaluate the environmental risks and benefits from agricultural applications of agricultural and industrial byproducts (e.g., FGD-gypsum, compost/manure) including uses to remediate disturbed soils and to sequester and phytoremediate metal from metal contaminated soils.

Approach:
Develop and/or modify existing analytical methods to evaluate physical and chemical properties of byproducts and the potential environmental risks and benefits from their use in agriculture. Characterize mercury (Hg) emissions from FGD-gypsum amended soils. Evaluate plant species recommended for phytoextraction of Cd from U.S. contaminated soils requiring remediation to protect food safety.

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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