Author(s): Ummugulsum Gunay1, Sukru DURSUN2
  • 1. Environmental Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
  • 2. Engineering and Natural Science Faculty, Konya Technical University, Konya, Turkey

Abstract: While the use of sewage sludge is common for agriculture application in worldwide, the case is reverse in Konya city. In Turkey, incentive studies will be made about the use of sewage sludge in agriculture land, country economy will be improved and disposal of treatment mud will be provided. In addition, as a result of unsuitable production techniques on agricultural land, the soil loses with its elements which are important for the plant growth in the course of time, leading to inefficiency of the soil. The most important reason for this inefficiency arises from the release of atmospheric carbon. In this context, the use of sewage sludge in agriculture can regulate the structure of the soil as well as provide the disposal of sewage sludge. Since the nutrient elements in the sludge contain the necessary elements for the soil which they can regulate the structure of the land. The use of these sewage sludge in agriculture will make the land in the inadequate regions more efficient in terms of organic matter for the soil.