Mathematical modeling of urea release in silty clay loam soil

Bhat, Ramananda M and Murthy, D V R and Saidutta, M B (2010) Mathematical modeling of urea release in silty clay loam soil. In: International Conference on System Dynamics and Control, 19th -22nd August 2010, MIT-Manipal, India.

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In the present study, commercially available ellipsoidal shaped urea briquettes were subjected to release in silty clay loam soil under different moisture contents and at isothermal condition. Since the released urea is subjected to simultaneous adsorption and diffusion, a semi infinite mathematical model for urea diffusion in the soil is developed that comprises of the experimentally determined adsorption factor, diffusivity in the soil and other soil parameters such as soil volumetric expansion factor and saturation water content. Results obtained from the experiments for the unreleased urea agreed well with the theoretical model predictions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: adsorption, diffusion, briquette, soil, urea
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 09:14

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