American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

New Role of Sulfuric Acid In Production of Multicomponent Fertilizers From Renewable Sources

Helena Górecka, Henryk Górecki, Katarzyna Chojnacka, Marzanna Baranska, Izabela Michalak and Agnieszka Zielinska

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2007.241.247

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 241-247

Abstract

The paper discusses the possibility of using renewable sources: slaughter wastes and wood ashes in the production of NPK fertilizers. The content of macronutrients, micronutrients and toxic elements in these materials was reported. In the present work, poultry feathers were used as fertilizer source of nitrogen, animal bones as the source of phosphorus and wood ash as the source of potassium and micronutrients. Bioavailability of fertilization components was increased by mineralization with sulfuric acid, which transformed keratinous nitrogen of poultry feathers into ammonia nitrogen, hydroxyapatite phosphorus to bioavailable orthophosphate. Also, mineralization of organic content of the materials was achieved. The method of production and the composition of NPKS fertilizer, the content of which was adjusted to the requirements of oil seed rape was provided. The fertilization properties were checked in germination tests.

Copyright

© 2007 Helena Górecka, Henryk Górecki, Katarzyna Chojnacka, Marzanna Baranska, Izabela Michalak and Agnieszka Zielinska. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.