Title: Effect of sewage sludges contaminated with polybrominated diphenylethers on agricultural soils. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2008 
Availability: Chemosphere 71, 1079-1086 
Author 1/Producer: Eljarrat E. 
Other Authors/Producers: Marsh G., Labandeira A., Barcelo D. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Elsevier 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: The paper analyses the fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in sewage sludge once applied to agricultural land, based on the analysis of sewage sludge and sludge amended soil samples collected during 2005. PBDE concentrations in sewage sludge ranged from 197 to 1185 ng/g dry weight (dw). PBDE levels in soils ranged between 21 and 690 ng/g dw. Results obtained evidenced the cumulative effect of the sludge application rates. Highlevels found at soils four years after the last sludge application indicate persistence of PBDEs in soils. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 24/04/2009

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