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Title: Application of laboratory-synthesized ammonium zeolite LTX as soil amendment additive.
Authors: Kwakye-Awuah, Bright
Adzabe, F. J. K.
Nkrumah, I.
Williams, C.
Keywords: Synthesis
Zeolite X
ammonium-zeolite X
plant growth
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: International Journal of Sciences
Citation: International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) (2013) Volume 12, No 1, pp 67-81
Abstract: The production of ammonium-exchanged zeolite X (NH4-LTX) and its soil amendment activity is presented. The ammonium-exchanged zeolite X was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, particle size analysis and Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The addition of NH4-LTX increased the pH, total nitrogen, potassium and sodium content and water retention capacity of the soil. Consequently, the fresh weight, dry weights, plant heights, stem thickness, stem length, number of leaves, leaves areas was remarkably greater for both maize and okro planted in soils containing NH4-LTX compared to plants in soil without NH4-LTX.
Description: An article published by International Journal of Sciences
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12616
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