Effect of ammonia on the acidification of the environment
The different aspects of the influence of NH(3)/NH(4)+ on the environment are discussed in this report, namely : the origin and the amounts of the NH(3)/NH(4)+ produced, their behaviour in and their transport through the air, their transformations in the soil and in water, and finally their influence on plants and on the acidification of soil. The most important NH(3)/NH(4)+ emitting sources in the EEC Member States are production and spreading of animal wastes, spreading of fertilizers and industrial emissions. The largest part, 80 to 90%, comes from animal waste production, fertilizer spreading supplies some 5 to 20% while industry is responsible for only a few percent. Possible actions to prevent the adverse effects on the environment of ammonia from animal waste production ( in grazing, housing, storage and land spreading ) are suggested.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11857 EN (1988)
Record Number: 198910049 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
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