Advertisement

Microbial Biomass Improvement Following Municipal Solid Waste Compost Application in Agricultural Soil

  • Olfa BouzaianeEmail author
  • Naceur Jedidi
  • Abdennaceur Hassen
Chapter
Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 3)

Abstract

Soil microbial biomass (SMB) was considered as a sensitive and as indicator of soil management especially for agricultural soil. Municipal solid waste (MSW) composting process is a promising way to reduce waste production and to obtain a stable end product such as compost available for agricultural use. However, the main requirement for the safe use or application of compost to agricultural lands is its degree of stability, which implies stable organic matter content. This practice is becoming one of the most promising ways for the reclamation and correction of organic matters loses in degraded soils. Many studies showed that MSW compost soil application could (i) improve soil physico-chemical properties, (ii) increase soil microbial biomass and activity (iii), play a biopesticide role to control soil borne diseases. Many authors investigated the different doses of MSW compost and examined their effects on soil microbial biomass available on the vertical and horizontal distribution. However MSW compost application could contaminated agricultural soil by heavy metals, toxic compounds and pathogens. Concerning the heavy metals pollution of agricultural soils is related essentially to crop quality and human health. In this review we tried to show the different investigations concerning the progress of microbial biomass following the MSW compost application in agricultural soil.

Keywords

Soil microbial biomass MSW composing process Organic matter 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Special thanks to all who helped in the water treatment and recycling laboratory of CERTE (Centre de Recherche et des Technologies des Eaux).This mini review expressed the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of CERTE.

References

  1. Albiach R, Canet R, Pomares F, Ingelmo F (2000) Microbial biomass content and enzymatic activities after the application of organic amendments to a horticultural soil. Bioresour Technol 75:43–48CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Anderson TH, Domsch KH (1989) Ratios of microbial biomass carbon to total organic carbon in arable soils. Soil Biol Biochem 21:471–479CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Anderson TH, Martens R (2013) DNA determinations during growth of soil microbial biomasses. Soil Biol Biochem 57:487–495CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bailey VL, Peacock AD, Smith JL, Bolten HJ (2002) Relationships between soil microbial biomass determined by chloroform fumigation-extraction, substrate-induced respiration, and phospholipid fatty acid analysis. Soil Biol Biochem 34:1385–1389CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Beffa T, Blanc M, Marilley L, Lott Fischer J, Lyon PF, Aragno M (1995) Taxonomic and metabolic microbial diversity during composting. In: de Bertoldi M, Sequi P, Lemmes B, Papi T (eds) The science of composting, vol 1. Blackies Academic and Professional, Glasgow, Scotland, pp 149–161Google Scholar
  6. Ben Ayed L, Hassen A, Jedidi N, SaidiI N, Bouzaiane O, Murano F (2007) Microbial C and N dynamics during composting process of urban solid waste. Waste Manage Res 25:24–29CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Boulter JI, Boland GJ, Trevors JT (2000) Compost: a study of the development process and end-product potential for suppression of turfgrass disease. World J Microbiol Biotech 16:115–134CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Bouzaiane O, Cherif H, Saidi N, Jedidi N, Hassen A (2007a) Effects of municipal solid waste compost application on the microbial biomass of cultivated and non-cultivated soil in a semi-arid zone. Waste Manage Res 25:327–333CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Bouzaiane O, Cherif H, Saidi N, Hassen A, Jedidi N (2007b) Municipal solid waste compost dose effects on soil microbial biomass determined by chloroform fumigation-extraction and DNA methods. Ann Microb 57(4):681–686. (ISSN 1590-4261)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Bouzaiane O, Saidi N, Ben Ayed L, Jedidi N, Hassen A (2011) Relationship between microbial C, microbial N and microbial DNA extracts during municipal solid waste composting process. Progress in biomass and bioenergy production. pp 239–252. (ISBN 978-953-307-491-7 (chapter 12))Google Scholar
  11. Breland TA, Eltun R (1999) Soil microbial biomass and mineralization of carbon and nitrogen in ecological, integrated and conventional forage and arable cropping systems. Biol Fert Soils 30:193–201CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Brookes PC (1995) The use of microbial parameters in monitoring soil pollution by heavy metals. Biol Fert Soils 19:269–279CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Carbonell G, de Imperial RM, Torrijos M, Delgado M, Rodriguez JA (2011) Effects of municipal solid waste compost and mineral fertilizer amendments on soil properties and heavy metals distribution in maize plants (Zea mays L). Chemosphere 85:1614–1623PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Castaldi P, Garau G, Melis P (2004) Influence of compost from sea weeds on heavy metal dynamics in the soil–plant system. Fresenius Environ Bull 13:1322–1328. (ISSN 1018–4619)Google Scholar
  15. Castaldi P, Garau G, Melis P (2008) Maturity assessment of compost from municipal solid waste through the study of enzyme activities and water-soluble fractions. Waste Manage 28:534–540CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Debosz K, Petersen SO, Kure L K, Ambus P (2002) Evaluating effects of sewage sludge and household compost on soil physical, chemical and microbiological properties. Appl Soil Ecol 19:237–248CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Epstein E (1997) The science of composting. Technomic Publishing, LancasterGoogle Scholar
  18. Fagnano M, Adamo P, Zampella M, Fiorentino N (2011) Environmental and agronomic impact of fertilization with composted organic fraction from municipal solid waste: a case study in the region of Naples, Italy. Agric Ecosyst Environ 141:100–107CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Gallardo A, Schlesinger WH (1990) Estimation of microbial biomass nitrogen by the fumigation-incubation and fumigation-extraction in warm temperate forest soil. Soil Biol Biochem 22:927–932CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Garcia-Gil JC, Plaza C, Soler-Rovira P, Polo A (2000) Long term effects of municipal solid waste compost application on soil enzyme activities and microbial biomass. Soil Biol Biochem 32:1907–1913CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Hassen A, Belguith K, Jedidi N, Cherif A, Cherif M, Boudabbous A (2001) Microbial characterization during composting of municipal solid waste. Bioresour Technol 80:185–192CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Hoitink HAJ, Hadar MJY (1993) Mechanisms of suppression of soil borne plant pathogens in compost amended substrates. In: Hoitink HAJ, Keener HM (eds) Science and engineering of composting: design, environmental, microbiological and utilization aspects. The Ohio State University, Ohio, pp 601–621Google Scholar
  23. Hu S, Grunwald NJ, Van Bruggen AHC, Gamble GR, Drinkwater LE, Shennan C, Demment MH (1997) Short term effects of cover crop incorporation on soil carbon pools and nitrogen availability. Soil Sci Soc Am J 61:901–911CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Jedidi N, Hassen A, Van Cleemput O, M’hiri A (2004) Microbial biomass in soil amended with different types of organic wastes. Waste Manage Res 22:93–99CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Lakdhar A, Hafsi C, Rabhi M, Debez A, Montemurro F, Abdelly C, Jedidi N, Ouerghi Z (2008) Application of municipal solid waste compost reduces the negative effects of saline water in Hordeum maritimum L Bioresour Technol 99:7160–7167CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Leckie SE, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ, Neufeld JD, Mohn WW (2004) Comparison of chloroform fumigation-extraction, phospholipid fatty acid, and DNA methods to determine microbial biomass in forest humus. Soil Biol Biochem 36:529–532CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Mardomingo IJ, Rovira P S, Casermeiro MA, de la Cruz MT, Polo A (2013) Seasonal changes in microbial activity in a semiarid soil after application of a high dose of different organic amendments. Geoderma 206:40–48CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Marrug C, Grebus M, Hassen RC, Keener HM, Hoitink HA J (1993) A kinetic model of yard waste composting process. Compost Sci Util 1:38–51CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Marstorp H, Guan X, Gong P (2000) Relationship between dsDNA, chloroform labile C and ergosterol in soils of different organic matter contents and pH. Soil Biol Biochem 32:879–882CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Mays DA, Ternan GL, Duggan JC (1973) Municipal compost effects on crops yields and soil properties. J Environ Qual 2:89–92CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Michel FC, Reddy CA & Forney LJ (1995) Microbial-degradation and humification of the lawn care pesticide 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid during the composting of yard trimmings. Appl Environ Microbiol 61:2566–2571PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  32. Mondini C, Contin M, Leita L, De Nobili M (2002) Response of microbial biomass to air-drying and rewetting in soils and compost. Geoderma 105:111–124CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Mondini C, Fornasier F, Sinicco T (2004) Enzymatic activity as a parameter for the characterization of the composting processes. Soil Biol Biochem 36:1587–1594CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Mustin M (1987) Le Compost: gestion de la matière organique. Editions François Dubusc Paris, 953 pGoogle Scholar
  35. Pascual JA, Hermander T, Garcia C, Deleij FAAM, Lynch JM (2000) Long-term suppression of Pythium ultinum in arid soil using fresh and composted municipal wastes. Biol Fertil Soils 30:478–484CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Paul EA, Johnson RL (1977) Microscopic counting and adenosine 5′-triphosphate measurement in determining microbial growth in soils. Appl Environ Microbiol 34:263–269PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  37. Peacock AD, Mullen MD, Ringelberg DB, Tyler DD, Herdrick DB, Gale PM, White DC (2001) Soil microbial community response to dairy manure or ammonium nitrate applications. Soil Biol Biochem 33:1011–1019CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. Pedra F, Polo A, Ribeiro A, Domingues H (2007) Effects of municipal solid waste compost and sewage sludge on mineralization of soil organic matter. Soil Biol Biochem 39:1375–1382CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. Perez PA, Edel HV, Alabouvette C et Steinberg C (2006) Response of soil microbial communities to compost amendments. Soil Biol Biochem 38:460–470CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. Perruci P (1990) Effect on the addition of municipal solid waste compost on microbial biomass and enzyme activities. Biol Fert Soils 10:221–226Google Scholar
  41. Reeves DW (1997) The list of soil organic matter in maintaining soil quality in continuous cropping systems. Soil Till Res 43:131–167CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Richard TL (1992) Municipal solid waste composting: physical and biological processing. Biomass Bioenerg 3:163–180CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. Roca-Perez L, Martinez C, Marcilia P, Boluda R (2009) Composting rice straw with sewage sludge and compost effects on the soil-plant system. Chemosphere 75:781–787PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Ros M, Hernandez MT, Garcia C, Pascual JA (2005) Biopesticide effects of green composts against Fusarium wilt on melon plants. J Appl Microbiol 98:845–854Google Scholar
  45. Ros M, Hernandez MT, Garcia C (2003) Soil microbial activity after restoration of a semiarid soil by organic amendments. Soil Biol Biochem 35:463–469CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Ros M, Pascual JA, Garcia C, Hernandez MT, Insam H (2006) Hydrolase activities, microbial biomass and bacterial community in a soil after long-term amendment with different composts. Soil Biol Biochem 38:3443–3452CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Salinas-Garcia JR, Hons FM, Matocha JE (1997) Long term effect of tillage and fertilization on soil organic matter dynamics. Soil Sci Soc Am J 61:152–159CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. Sanchez-Mondero MA, Mondini C, de Nobili M, Leita L, Roig A (2004) Land application of biosolids: soil response to different stabilization degree of the treatment organic matter. Waste Manage 24:325–332CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  49. Serra-Wittling C, Houot S, Alabouvette C (1996) Increased soil suppressiveness to Fusarium wilt of flax after addition of municipal solid waste compost. Soil Biol Biochem 28:1207–1214CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  50. Spaccini R, Piccolo A (2013) Effects of field managements for soil organic matter stabilization on water-stable aggregate distribution and aggregate stability in three agricultural soils. J Geochem Explor 129:45–51CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  51. Sparling GP (1997) Soil microbial biomass, activity and nutrient cycling as indicators of soil health. In: Pankhurst C, Doube B.M, Gupta VVSR (eds) Biological indicators of soil health. CAB International, Wallingford, pp 97–119Google Scholar
  52. Strauch D (1991) Survival of pathogenic micro-organism and parasites in excreta, manure and sewage sludge. Rev Sci Tech Off Int Epiz 10:813–846Google Scholar
  53. Tabatabai MA (1994) Soil enzymes. In: weaver RW, Angle S, Bottomley P (eds) Methods of soil Analysis, part 2: microbiological and biochimical methods, SSSA Book series: S Soil Science. Society of America, Madison, pp 775–883Google Scholar
  54. Tate KR, Ross DJ, Feltham CW (1988) A direct extraction method to estimate soil microbial C: effects of experimental variables and some different calibration procedures. Soil Biol Biochem 20:329–335CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. Tilston EL, Pill D, Groenhof AC (2002) Composted recycled organic water suppresses soil borne diseases of field crops. New Phytol 154:731–740CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. Van Gestel M, Ladd JN, Amato M (1991) Carbon and nitrogen mineralization from two soils of contrasting texture and microagregate stability: influence of sequential fumigation, drying and storage. Soil Biol Biochem 23:313–322CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. Vance ED, Brookes PC, Jenkinson DS (1987) Microbial biomass measurements in forest soils: determination of KC values and tests of hypotheses to explain the failure of the chloroform fumigation-incubation method in acid soils. Soil Biol Biochem 19:689–696CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. Vong PC, Kabibou I, Jacquin F (1990) Etude des corrélations entre biomasse microbienne et differentes fractions d’azote organique présentées dans deux sols Lorrains. Soil Biol Biochem 22:385–399CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  59. Wu J, Brookes PC (2005) The proportional mineralisation of microbial biomass and organic matter caused by air-drying and rewetting of a grassland soil. Soil Biol Biochem 37:507–515CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olfa Bouzaiane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Naceur Jedidi
    • 1
  • Abdennaceur Hassen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Traitement et Recyclage des EauxCentre de Recherches et des Technologies des Eaux (CERTE)Cité MahrajèneTunisie

Personalised recommendations