JWARP  Vol.7 No.15 , October 2015
Study of the Inhibitor Scaling Effect of the Agricultural Water by a Phosphate Fertilizer
ABSTRACT
The localised irrigation or drop by drop system is a technique which makes it possible to save water, because it ensures a balanced and efficient distribution of water and an effective fertilization. However, this ferti-irrigation system is facing a number of problems hindering the agricultural development. The lack of uniformity of the localised irrigation was observed and found out that it is due to chemical clogging of drippers. Considering the complexity of the composition of the natural water used in micro-irrigation, we started our study by examining the effectiveness of the inhibitor on pure calco-carbonic water with 40°F, and then moved to explore the natural water of the agricultural region. The Legrand-Poirier-Leroy method allowed us to determine the position of the irrigation water compared to calco-carbonic balance. LCGE (abbreviation of “Laboratory of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering”) technique, based on the accelerated formation of calcium carbonate deposit under the effect of a degasification of studied water, enabled us to evaluate the scaling power of this water of irrigation either with or without inhibitor. The experimental results showed the following: in the case of pure calco-carbonic water with 40?F and of natural water, the addition respectively of 2 mg/L and 2.25 mg/L of phosphate fertilizer completely inhibits the precipitation of calcium carbonate under the conditions of the experiment.

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Hadfi, A. , Ben-Aazza, S. , Belaatar, M. , Hafid, N. and Driouiche, A. (2015) Study of the Inhibitor Scaling Effect of the Agricultural Water by a Phosphate Fertilizer. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 7, 1234-1241. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2015.715100.
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