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Main Title Methane Production from Anaerobic Soil Amended with Rice Straw and Nitrogen Fertilizers.
Author Wang, Z. ; Delaune, R. D. ; Lindau, C. W. ; Patrick, W. H. ;
CORP Author Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Wetland Biogeochemistry Inst.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number DE-FC03-90-ER61010; EPA/600/J-93/289;
Stock Number PB93-222800
Additional Subjects Gas production ; Methane ; Biomass ; Natural emissions ; Agricultural products ; Air pollution ; Fertilization ; Soil chemistry ; Soil gases ; Rice ; Louisiana ; Flooding ; pH ; Anaerobic processes ; Pollution sources ; Oxidation reduction reactions ; Organic matter ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-222800 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 10p
Laboratory experiments were conducted on the effects of rice straw application and inorganic N fertilization on methane (CH4) production from a flooded Louisiana, USA, rice soil. A significant increase of CH4 production was observed following rice straw application. Methane production increased in proportion to the application rate. Urea fertilization also enhanced CH4. The increase in soil pH following urea hydrolysis may have stimulated CH4-generating bacteria by providing more optimal soil pH conditions or contributed to the drop in redox potential (Eh). The significant decrease in both the production rate and the total amount of CH4 by application of NH4NO3 was associated with increases and almost completely inhibited CH4 production. However, this inhibitory effect was short-termed. A direct inhibitory effect of sulfate on methanogenesis might have been more important.