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TWIRLS: Treating Waste for Restoring Land Sustainability


Composting references

Charest, M.H., and Beauchamp, C.J. (2002). Composting of de-inking paper sludge with poultry manure at three nitrogen levels using mechanical turning: behaviour of physico-chemical parameters. Bioresource Technology 81, 7-17.

Ciavatta, C., Govi, M., Simonia, A., and Sequi, P. (1993). Evaluation of heavy metals during stabilization of organic matter in compost produced with municipal solid wastes. Bioresource Technology 43, 147-153.

Benito, M., Masaguer, A., Moliner, A., Arrigo, N., and Palma, R. (2003). Chemical and microbiological parameters for the characterisation of the stability and maturity of pruning waste compost. Biology and Fertility of Soils 37, 184-189.

Pichtel, J., and Anderson, M. (1997). Trace metal bioavailability in municipal solid waste and sewage sludge composts. Bioresources Technology 60, 223-229.

Sikora, L.J. (2004). Effects of basaltic mineral fines on composting. Waste Management 24, 139-142.

Stelmachowski, M., Jastrzebska, M., and Zarzycki, R. (2003). In-vessel composting for utilizing of municipal sewage sludge. Applied Energy 75, 249-256.

Land restoration and bioremediation references

Adriano, D.C., Wenzel, W.W., Vangronsveld, J., and Bolan, N.S. (2004). Role of assisted natural remediation in environmental cleanup. Geoderma 122, 121-142.

Adriano, D.C., Bolan, N.S., Koo, B.-J., Naidu, R., van der Lelie, D., Vangronsveld, J., and Wenzel, W.W. (2002). Natural remediation processes: bioavailability interactions in contaminated soils. In 17th World Congress of Soil Science, Symposium no 42. pp. 501-501 - 501-512, WCSS: Bangkok Thailand.

Bolan, N.S., Adriano, D.C., Duraisamy, P., and Mani, A. (2003). Immobilization and phytoavailability of cadmium in variable charge soils. III. Effect of biosolid compost addition. Plant and Soil 256, 231-241.

Brown, S.L., Henry, C.L., Chaney, R., Compton, H., and Devolder, P.S. (2003). Using municipal biosolids in combination with other residuals to restore metal-contaminated mining areas. Plant and Soil 249, 203-215.

Cao, X., and Ma, L., Q. (2004). Effects of compost and phosphate on plant arsenic accumulation from soils near pressure-treated wood. Environmental Pollution 132, 435-442.

Crecchio, C., Maddalena, C., Mininni, R., Ricciuti, P., and Ruggiero, P. (2001). Short-term effects of municipal solid waste compost amendments on soil carbon and nitrogen content, some enzyme activities and genetic diversity. Biology and Fertility of Soils 34, 311-318.

Garcia-Gil, J.C., Plaza, C., Soler-Rovira, P., and Polo, A. (2000). Long-term effects of municipal solid waste compost application on soil enzyme activities and microbial biomass. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 32, 1907-1913.

Hartlieb, N., Ertunc, T., Schaeffer, A., and Klein, W. (2003). Mineralization, metabolism and formation of non-extractable residues of 14C-labelled organic contaminants during pilot-scale composting of municipal biowaste. Environmental Pollution 126, 83-91.

Lazzari, L., Sperni, L., Bertin, P., and Pavoni, B. (2000). Correlation between inorganic (heavy metals) and organic (PCBs and PAHs) micropollutant concentrations during sewage sludge composting processes. Chemosphere 41, 427-435.

Tsao, C.W., Song, H.G., and Bartha, R. (1998). Metabolism of benzene, toluene, and xylene hydrocarbons in soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64, 4924-4929.

Vouillamoz, J., and Milke, M.W. (2001). Effect of compost in phytoremediation of diesel-contaminated soils. Water Science and Technology 43, 291-295.

Zheljazkov, V.D., and Warman, P.R. (2004). Phytoavailability and fractionation of copper, manganese, and zinc in soil following application of two composts to four crops. Environmental Pollution 131, 187-195.

Vegetation establishment references

Britton, A., Marrs, R., Pakeman, R., and Carey, P. (2003). The influence of soil-type, drought and nitrogen addition on interactions between Calluna vulgaris and Deschampsia flexuosa: implications for heathland regeneration. Plant Ecology 166, 93-105.

Allison, M., and Ausden, M. (2004). Successful use of topsoil removal and soil amelioration to create hetahland vegetation. Biological Conservation 120, 221-228.

Britton, A.J., Marrs, R.H., Carey, P.D., and Pakeman, R.J. (2000). Comparison of techniques to increase Calluna vulgaris cover on heathland invaded by grasses in Breckland, south east England. Biological Conservation 95, 227-232.

Lawson, C.S., Ford, M.A., Mitchley, J., and Warren, J.M. (2004). The establishment of heathland vegetation on ex-arable land: the response of Calluna vulgaris to soil acidification. Biological Conservation 116, 409-416.

Marrs, R.H., Phillips, J.D.P., Todd, P., Ghorbani, J., and Le Duc, M.G. (2004). Control of Molinia caerulea on upland moors. Journal of Applied Ecology 41, 398-411.

Owen, K.M., and Marrs, R.H. (2001). The use of mixtures of sulphur and bracken litter to reduce pH of former arable soils and control ruderal species. Restoration Ecology 9, 397-409.

Pywell, R.F., Pakeman, R.J., Allchin, E.A., Bourn, N.A.D., Warman, E.A., and Walker, K.J. (2002). The potential for lowland heath regeneration following plantation removal. Biological Conservation 108, 247-258.

Thomas, T.H., and Davies, I. (2002). Responses of dormant heather (Calluna vulgaris) seeds to light, temperature, chemical and advancement techniques. Plant Growth Regulation 37, 23-29.