Project title: The effect of red mud on the microbial activity of sandy soils
Funding Programme: OTKA PD_16
Funding Agency: National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Project Identification Number: PD 115871
Project duration: 2016.01.01. – 2017.12.31
Project type: Postdoc project (non-consortial)
Project partner: BME, Applied Biotechnology and Food Science Department (Research location)
Summary: Red mud, an industrial residue may be reused as soil ameliorant in sandy soils. Most of the studies conducted so far have focused primarily on its effects on the soil physico-chemical properties and not on the changes in the soil microbial activity. The main target of the project is to clarify the effect of red mud on the activity of soil microflora in the treated sandy soils and to identify the short- and mid-term changes in the soil microbial activity and community structure. Further aim is the study of the microflora of the red mud.