||Effects of Detergent Polluted Water on Soil Reaction and Plant Growth.
Kroontj, Wybe ;
||Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
||DI-14-31-0001-3547; OWRR-A-041-VA; 02620,; A-041-VA(1)
( Plant growth ;
Water pollution) ;
( Water pollution ;
( Corn plants ;
Plant growth) ;
Soil chemistry ;
Trace elements ;
Water pollution effects(Plants) ;
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A greenhouse experiment was conducted to determine the effects of two detergents on the growth of corn (Zea mays L.) when individually applied to Davidson clay loam and Norfolk fine sandy laom. The detergents were a heavy-duty non-enzyme detergent (Bz) and a heavy-duty enzyme detergent (Tx). It seems that household laundry detergent formulations or their breakdown products pose little, if any, hazard as a soil pollutant at concentrations normally found in domestic sewage or sewage sludge. Continued application studies were not conducted.