Manel Bonmatí

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This work has evaluated the effects of a thermally dried or composted dewatered sewage sludge on glucosidase activity, total (TCH) and extractable (ECH) carbohydrate content, microbial biomass carbon (MBC) and basal respiration (BR) of soils from limestone quarries under laboratory conditions. Two doses (low, L and high, H) of the dewatered sludge (DS), or(More)
Two arable soils and one pasture soil had previously been air-dried for 6 d and stored at room temperature. The enzyme activities remaining after this treatment were constant. The soils were then extracted with 140 mM sodium pyrophosphate at pH 7.1. Amino acid N and total organic C contení of soils and soil extracts, together with humic and fulvic acids(More)
Purification of soil phosphatase-, urease-, casein- and benzoylarginamide-hydrolysing proteases was obtained by exhaustively ultrafiltering a soil extract using 0.1M pyrophosphate solution at pH 7.1, separating the retained material into fractions of molecular weight higher (AI) and lower (AII) than 105 and eluting the fractions on gel chromatography. Three(More)
This work has evaluated the effects of thermally dried (TDS) or composted (CDS) dewatered sewage sludge on β-glucosidase activity, total (TCH) and extractable (ECH) carbohydrate content, microbial biomass carbon and basal respiration of soils from limestone quarries under laboratory conditions. Two doses (low and high) of the dewatered sludge (DS) or of the(More)
Background, aim, and scope Mining activities disturb land and reduce its capacity to support a complete functional ecosystem. Reclamation activities in this case are not easy due to the large amount of soil required. This is why mining debris are usually used as surrogate of soil, despite their unsuitable physicochemical properties. However, these(More)
One of most important problems in soil thermodynamics is related to soil water hysteresis , which arises mainly from differences in the processes of emptying and filling individual pores during wetting and drying. In a minesoil coming from excavations, amended with six different types of sewage sludge (composted or thermally dried), it was observed that the(More)
The aim of this work has been to determine the effect of sterilized and non-sterilized, acrobically or anaerobically digested sewage sludges on urease and phosphatase activities, on populations of nitrite oxidizers and on some chemical properties in laboratory conditions and for long incubation periods. Both urease an phosphatase activities were affected(More)
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