Evaluation of soil biological activity after a diesel fuel spill.

  title={Evaluation of soil biological activity after a diesel fuel spill.},
  author={A. Serrano and M. Tejada and M. Gallego and J. L. Gonzalez},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={407 13},
  • A. Serrano, M. Tejada, +1 author J. L. Gonzalez
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • Diesel fuel contamination in soils may be toxic to soil microorganisms and plants and acts as a source of groundwater contamination. The objective of this study was to evaluate the soil biological activity and phytotoxicity to garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.) in a soil polluted with diesel fuel. For this, a diesel fuel spill was simulated on agricultural soil at dose 1 l m(-2). During the experiment (400 days) the soil was not covered in vegetation and no agricultural tasks were carried out… CONTINUE READING
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