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Graduate Exit Seminar - Zhian Lin

Plan to join Zhian Lin's graduate exit seminar on March 6, 2024, at 2:00 pm in Kottman Hall 333d. Zhian will present, "Effect of Soil Properties on Mobility and Crop Uptake of Microcystin in Land Applied Drinking Water Treatment Residuals."

Abstract: Sorption of MC by soil will protect groundwater and surface water from contamination. The focus of this study was to determine the leaching potential of MC in WTR for Ohio soils with a range of properties. The second focus of this study was to assess potential absorption of MC in land applied WTR by corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L.) crops. Potential MC transport and exposure is needed to develop acceptable land application guidance to maximize economic benefits from WTR application to farmland while ensuring humans are not adversely affected by MC. The objectives of this study are to (i) evaluate the leaching potential of MC for Ohio soils representing a range of soil properties, and (ii) to investigate the MC movement from WTR to major agricultural crops (corn, soybean) into crop tissue, grain and soil.

Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Basta