Accession Number:

AD1084329

Title:

Pulverized Paper as a Soil Carbon Source for Degraded Training Lands

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

US Army ERDC-CERL Champaign

Report Date:

2019-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes a project to demonstrate and validate the utilization of pulverized classified paper waste as a soil amendment to improve degraded training lands. Military training lands are often lacking in soil organic matter, which improves water infiltration and nutrient and moisture retention. Further, when these lands are disturbed, nutrient availability favors weed establishment and makes restoration to desirable native plant communities difficult. High carbon C wastes are able to alleviate these problems but due to cost and availability are often not feasible. Federal regulations require that classified paper be pulverized to very small fragments, which negates their recyclability.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE