Volume 18, Number 68 (summer 2014)                   JWSS 2014, 18(68): 43-53 | Back to browse issues page


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Nourmahnad N, Tabatabaei H, Hoshmand A R, Nouri Emamzadei M R, Ghorbani Dashtaki S. Heating Effects on Water Repellency and Some Physical and Chemical Properties of Soil. JWSS. 2014; 18 (68) :43-53
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Dept. of Agric., Payame Noor Univ., Iran.
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Usually, dry soil readily absorbs water .However, not all soils display such characteristics. Some soils (hydrophobic soils) show resistance to wetting. Because of the importance of this subject and lack of research, we evaluated the effect of heating on water repellency and some of soil physical and chemical characteristics. So soil was combined with compost and heated at deferent temperatures, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 °C for 30 minutes in an oven or muffle furnace. The results showed that control treatment and heated soil at 300 °C had WDPT and MED 45 (s), 17% and 80 (s), 23% respectively. So, little water repellency was present prior to heating the soil. When soil was heated up to 300°C, intense water repellency resulted, but it was abruptly eliminated by increasing the heating. The soil texture was changed from loam to sandy loam at high temperatures (400 & 500 °C) and the sand percentage was increased. Organic matter decreased by increasing the temperature. Amount of pH decreased up to 200 °C and then increased at 500°C because of increasing ash in soils. Diminution of mineral and organic matter caused EC to decline in all the heated soils.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2014/09/15 | Accepted: 2014/09/15 | Published: 2014/09/15

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