Applications of Composted Solid Wastes for Farmland Amendment and Nutrient Balance in Soils

  • Tsuyoshi Imai
  • Yuyu Liu
  • Masao Ukita
  • Yung-Tse Hung
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 11)


Presently, the actual environmental load from farmland applications of composts has been less mentioned. This chapter aims, first, at giving a detailed description on the distributions of various chemical species of elements including macronutrients, micronutrients, and heavy metals in various composted solids and composts-amended soil, and then, examining the feasibility of sustainable applications of composted biosolids, depending on the farmland nutrient-balance principle. A good understanding of the nutrient balance in environment is believed to be of great benefit to the sustainable reuses of biosolid wastes.


Sewage Sludge Municipal Solid Waste Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid Diethylene Triamine Pentaacetic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuyoshi Imai
    • 1
  • Yuyu Liu
    • 1
  • Masao Ukita
    • 1
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and EngineeringYamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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