Mitigating particle and nutrient losses via subsurface agricultural drainage using lightweight aggregates

Mitigating particle and nutrient losses via subsurface agricultural drainage using lightweight... •Lightweight Aggregates, Leca®, can mitigate some of the environmental challenges connected to sub-surface field drains.•Content of Phosphorus in drainage water reduced by 40 to 90% compared to traditional pipe drains.•Content of particle in drainage water reduced by more than 50% compared to traditional pipe drains.•The life time of the Lightweight Aggregate drain systems is more than 25 years in clay soils. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agricultural Water Management Elsevier

Mitigating particle and nutrient losses via subsurface agricultural drainage using lightweight aggregates

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-3774
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.agwat.2018.12.022
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Abstract

•Lightweight Aggregates, Leca®, can mitigate some of the environmental challenges connected to sub-surface field drains.•Content of Phosphorus in drainage water reduced by 40 to 90% compared to traditional pipe drains.•Content of particle in drainage water reduced by more than 50% compared to traditional pipe drains.•The life time of the Lightweight Aggregate drain systems is more than 25 years in clay soils.

Journal

Agricultural Water ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2019

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