Characterization, desorption, and mining of phosphorus in noncalcareous sandy soils

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


In areas with intensive livestock farming, soils have been enriched with phosphorus (P), following heavy applications of animal manure. These soils are a risk for nearby surface waters, as the leaching of P from these soils contributes to eutrophication of these surface waters. This study was set up to better understand the speciation and desorption of P in noncalcareous sandy soils, so as to contribute to the development of management guidelines for these soils.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Oenema, Oene, Promotor
  • van Riemsdijk, Willem, Promotor
  • Chardon, Wim, Co-promotor
Award date5 Mar 2004
Place of PublicationWageningen
Print ISBNs9789032703318
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2004


  • phosphorus
  • eutrophication
  • surface water
  • sandy soils
  • leaching
  • soil solution
  • bioavailability


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