Urea Concentration Profiles from Kokum Wax Coated Briquettes

Bhat, Ramananda M and Murthy, D V R and Saidutta, M B and Reddivari, Sahitya (2014) Urea Concentration Profiles from Kokum Wax Coated Briquettes. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 2 (2). pp. 43-44.

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Urea briquettes suffer from major disadvantages such as relatively rapid dissolution, high soil urea concentration around shrinking briquette and susceptibility to leaching losses. Coatings, such as kokum wax applied on the briquettes, can mitigate these problems. Concentrations of urea developed in soil, due to release from kokum wax coated briquettes, were experimentally measured in silt loam soil. High soil urea concentrations as observed in the case of uncoated briquettes were not observed, thereby alleviating the ill effects of high concentration of soil urea.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Briquette, Kokum, Wax, Urea, Release, Coating
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 10:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140402

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