C3. Technical support – monitoring of the impact of soil additives on soil functions
DURATION: 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2019
This Action provided technical support to Action B2 regarding the analysis of the impact of addition of soil additives on soil properties, soil functions, surface/groundwater quality, soil-plant transfer of potentially toxic elements and plant growth.
The main objectives of Action C3 were:
To compile and analyse data produced in Actions A1, A2, B1, C1 and C2 regarding the impact of addition of soil additives on soil properties, soil functions, surface/ groundwater quality, soil-plant transfer of potentially toxic elements and plant growth.
In particular, the following soil functions were assessed: biomass production, including in agriculture and forestry; storing, filtering and transforming nutrients, substances and water; biodiversity pool; physical environment for humans and human activities; carbon pool. Three working groups were formed within the team members to assess, respectively, (i) the beneficial effects of and (ii) risks associated with the soil additives, and (iii) statistical analysis and geochemical modelling.