The leaching of salts from restructured saline clay soils


Tanton, T.W., Armstrong, A.S.B. and Rycroft, D.W. (1988) The leaching of salts from restructured saline clay soils. Soil Use and Management, 4, (4), 139-143. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-2743.1988.tb00751.x ).

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Abstract. The leaching of salt from a restructured saline heavy montmorillonite clay soil was studied experimentally. Restructured clay was placed in a 25-m long ± 0.75-m deep polythene-lined trench and leaching studied under flood irrigation. The hydraulic conductivity of the soil always exceeded 25 m d-1 during the experiment, and 85 % of the salt was leached within 16 days, most being leached in the first 8 days. The results indicate that restructuring clay could make the drainage of heavy clay soils economically feasible.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0266-0032 (print)
1475-2743 (electronic)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 75538
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:54
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/75538

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