Project #4868

Knowledge Gap Analysis for Plant Uptake Models

$34,000
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Drew
McAvoy
Research Manager
Ms. Lola Olabode
Contractor
McAvoy Consulting LLC
Nutrients
Resource Recovery
Compounds of Emerging Concern (CECs)
Reuse, Agricultural
Biosolids

Abstract

Plant uptake of trace organic compounds is an important process when considering the risks associated with the land application of biosolids. This report includes a thorough review of available plant uptake models and the limitations associated with these models. An overview of the most important processes and pathways through which organic contaminants may enter vegetation from soil and soil porewater, and from atmospheric dry and wet deposition onto foliage is also provided. Published in 2020.

Originally funded as WERF project TOB13R17