Using marble wastes as a soil amendment for acidic soil neutralization

TOZSİN G., AROL A. İ. , ÖZTAŞ T., Kalkan E.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, vol.133, pp.374-377, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 133
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.12.022
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-377
  • Keywords: Marble quarry waste, Marble cutting waste, Soil acidity, Soil amendments, DUST, LIME


One of the most important factors limiting plant growth is soil pH. The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of marble waste applications on neutralization of soil acidity. Marble quarry waste (MQW) and marble cutting waste (MCW) were applied to an acid soil at different rates and their effectiveness on neutralization was evaluated,by a laboratory incubation test. The results showed that soil pH increased from 4.71 to 6.36 and 6.84 by applications of MCW and MQW, respectively. It was suggested that MQW and MCW could be used as soil amendments for the neutralization of acid soils and thus the negative impact of marble wastes on the environment could be reduced. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.