Guide for Industrial Waste ManagementChapter 7 - Section C: Designing A Land Application Program (PDF) (30 pp, 160K, About PDF)
This chapter is designed to help assess the risks associated with the treatment, disposal, or application of industrial waste directly to the land by accounting for the designated ground-water constituents identified in Chapter 7 - Section A: Assessing Risk and other waste parameters, such as, soil properties and plant and microbial interactions. This chapter also explains how to evaluate the capacity of the soil, vegetation, and microbial life to safely assimilate the waste.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- Which waste parameters must be evaluated during the identification
of waste constituents for land application?
- How do I measure soil properties and understand the interaction of
plants and microbes with waste?
- How do I account for climate variations in the land application program?
- How do I control odors?
- How do I calculate an agronomic application rate?
- What types of monitoring activities are necessary?
U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library Website which is a major international source for agriculture and related information.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Website of technical references including conservation practice standards, CORE4 conservation practices training guide, keys to soil taxonomy, and the national soil survey handbook.