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Author(s):Brignoli, P.; Ansferri, S.
Author Affiliation:EUROVIX, Cazzago San Martino (BS), Italy
Title:Improvement of quality parameters in water used for irrigation purpose in green areas, golf courses and parks thanks to the application of biological promoters
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 53-54.
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation water quality; Golf greens; Water pollution; Irrigation water; Effluent water treatment; Microorganisms; Enzymes; Bacillus; Organic matter; Carbon dioxide
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to determine the effectiveness of biological promoters in improving the quality of irrigation water. Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "the biological promoter was pre-solubilised in water before the application. Features of the biological promoter: selected useful microorganisms from controlled fermentation belonging to class 1, mainly of Bacillus spp.; pool of enzymes with prevalence of amylase, lipase, protease, cellulase, beta-glucanase, pectinase, nutrients and supports." Explains that "the concentration of suspended phytoplankton was indirectly measured using a 'spectorphotometric field measurement' at the wave length of 340 nm [nanometers]...The progressive reducion of the absorbance value to 340 nm in the samples collected shows the magnitutde of the reduction of concentration of phytoplanktonic material...[Researchers] noticed a direct correlation between the reduction of absorbance and the increase of transparency, measured with Secchi disk." Concludes that "the use of biological promoters can bring important advantages to the quality of water stored in basins and then used in irrigation plants, thus allowing reduction of ordinary maintenance costs (cleaning operations of pipelines and sprinklers) and a further reduction of investments on mechanical filtration systems that could be used to filter only non sedimentable organic particles. Also very interesting is the reduction of pathogenic bacterial charge, which is important especially when the water is used for irrigation of edible crops or when a storage basin is located in public parks."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Brignoli, P., and S. Ansferri. 2008. Improvement of quality parameters in water used for irrigation purpose in green areas, golf courses and parks thanks to the application of biological promoters. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 53-54.
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