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Design of a pot experiment to study the effect of irrigation with diluted winery wastewater on four differently textured soils

dc.contributor.authorMulidzi, A. R.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorClarke, C. E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMyburgh, P. A.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-05T09:39:59Z
dc.date.available2018-09-05T09:39:59Z
dc.date.issued2016-01
dc.identifier.citationMulidzi, A. R., Clarke, C. E. & Myburgh, P. A. 2016. Design of a pot experiment to study the effect of irrigation with diluted winery wastewater on four differently textured soils. Water SA, 42(1):20-25, doi:10.4314/wsa.v42i1.03.
dc.identifier.issn1816-7950 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4314/wsa.v42i1.03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104393
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mulidzi, A. R., Clarke, C. E. & Myburgh, P. A. 2016. Design of a pot experiment to study the effect of irrigation with diluted winery wastewater on four differently textured soils. Water SA, 42(1):20-25, doi:10.4314/wsa.v42i1.03.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.wrc.org.za
dc.description.abstractDue to the intensification of environmental legislation, the wine industry is expected to find solutions for the treatment or re-use of winery wastewater. The objective of the study was to design and evaluate a pot experiment for determining the effects of irrigation with diluted winery wastewater on different soils. Four pedogenetically different soils were included in the experiment, i.e., (i) alluvial sand containing 3.3% clay from Rawsonville, (ii) aeolic sand containing 0.4% clay from Lutzville, (iii) shale-derived soil containing 20% clay from Stellenbosch, and (iv) granite-derived soil containing 13% clay from Stellenbosch. The pot experiment was carried out under a rain shelter at ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij. Soils were packed in 3.54 dm3 PVC pots to a bulk density of 1 400 kg/m3. The four soils were irrigated using winery wastewater that was diluted to 3 000 mg/L COD. Municipal water was used to irrigate the control treatment of each soil. The relatively simple mixing and irrigation infrastructure enabled irrigation of more than one soil with diluted winery wastewater in one experiment. It was possible to irrigate the soils accurately when approx. 85% of the water had evaporated as no visual drainage occurred. Since the pot experiment could be continued under the rain shelter during winter, results were obtained quicker compared to an open field study. However, weighing the pots every second day was time consuming. Therefore, it is recommended that load cells are to be used to record daily mass losses automatically in future pot experiments.en_ZA
dc.format.extent6 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Water Research Commission
dc.subjectIrrigationen_ZA
dc.subjectWineries -- Water usagesen_ZA
dc.titleDesign of a pot experiment to study the effect of irrigation with diluted winery wastewater on four differently textured soilsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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