Aligning Product Chemistry and Soil Context for Agronomic Reuse of Human-Derived Resources.

  title={Aligning Product Chemistry and Soil Context for Agronomic Reuse of Human-Derived Resources.},
  author={John T. Trimmer and Andrew J. Margenot and Roland D. Cusick and Jeremy S. Guest},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  volume={53 11},
Recovering human-derived nutrients from sanitation systems can offset inorganic fertilizer use and improve access to agricultural nutrients in resource-limited settings, but the agronomic value of recovered products depends upon product chemistry and soil context. Products may exacerbate already-compromised soil conditions, offer benefits beyond nutrients, or have reduced efficacy depending on soil characteristics. Using global spatial modeling, we evaluate the soil suitability of seven… 

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