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Pollution swapping in arable agricultural systems.

Stevens, Carly J. and Quinton, John N. (2009) Pollution swapping in arable agricultural systems. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 39 (6). pp. 478-520. ISSN 1547-6537

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    Abstract

    Pollution swapping occurs when a mitigation option introduced to reduce one pollutant results in an increase in a different pollutant. Although the concept of pollution swapping is widely understood, it has received little attention in research and policy design. This study investigated diffuse pollution mitigation options applied in combinable crop systems. They are cover crops, residue management, no-tillage, riparian buffer zones, contour grass strips, and constructed wetlands. A wide range of water and atmospheric pollutants were considered, including nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon, and sulfur. It is clear from this investigation that there is no single mitigation option that will reduce all pollutants.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 39 (6), 2009, © Informa Plc
    Uncontrolled Keywords: pollution swapping ; cover crops ; crop residues ; buffer zones ; no-tillage ; constructed wetlands
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 13170
    Deposited By: Dr John Quinton
    Deposited On: 11 Feb 2009 14:01
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 17:40
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13170

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