Terra Preta Sanitation 1 - Background, Principles and Innovations

Bettendorf, T. et al. (2015)

Published in: 2015
Pages: 146

Deutsche Bundesstiftung für Umwelt (DBU)

Bettendorf, T. et al.

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Terra Preta composting is an age old technology from Amazon forests which leads to a special type of soil with high nutrient storage chapacity.

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This first edition of Terra Preta Sanitation (TPS) handbook provides an authoritative account of the main theories of Terra preta formation and the principles of TPS concerning material recycling and soil fertility improvement. Written by foremost academics in the field of sanitation and soil science, the handbook takes full account of the extensive developments which have occurred since the outset of the ecological sanitation approach. There is a chapter on biochar as soil amendment, as well as detail treatment of key issues such as biochar production
processes, co-application of biochar to soil and biochar effects in agroecosystems. The bulk of the text is dedicated to TPS systems and organic matter (bioresource) conversion technologies that generate Terra Preta – inspired products.

Thoroughly comprehensive – with dedicated chapters on all core topics – this handbook is essential reading for all students of Environmental engineering. It will also be welcomed as an invaluable reference work for academics and practitioners in the field.

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Bettendorf, T. et al. (2015). Terra Preta Sanitation 1 - Background, Principles and Innovations. Deutsche Bundesstiftung für Umwelt (DBU)

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Composting, vermicomposting (solid waste), composting toilets English Faeces or faecal sludge Urine


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