The effect of microorganisms, salinity and turbidity on hydraulic conductivity of irrigation channel soil

@article{Ragusa2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of microorganisms, salinity and turbidity on hydraulic conductivity of irrigation channel soil},
  author={S. Ragusa and D. Zoysa and P. Rengasamy},
  journal={Irrigation Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={159-166}
}
The introduction of polysaccharide producing benthic algae and bacteria could provide a low cost technique for seepage control in irrigation channels. The ability of algae and bacteria to produce polysaccharides proved to be successful in reducing the hydraulic conductivity of irrigation channel soil. Hydraulic conductivity was reduced to less than 22% of its original value within a month of inoculating soil columns with algae. Chlorophyll and polysaccharide concentrations in irrigation channel… Expand
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