About the project

 The glass fertilizers developed in this project will permit:

  • To decrease the amounts of fertilizer and irrigation water.
  • To decrease the environmental impact of common fertilizers.
  • To decrease soil and water pollution.
  • To increase the life quality of population.
  • To increase the yield of soil crops (specially tomato).

MOTIVATION

IN 2030WORLD POPULATIONWILL INCREASE11%RESPECT TO NOWADAYS

IN 2030THE NEED OF WATERWILL BE A 40%HIGHER THAN 2014PROBLEM:IT WILL BE A LACK OFFOOD AND WATER

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IN 2030THE WORLD CROP SURFACEWILLI NCREASE ONLY7%RESPECT TO NOWADAY

IN 2030THERE WILL BE NECESSARYTO INCREASE THE USE OFFERTILIZERS ANDIRRIGATION WATERPROBLEM: IT WILL BE AN INCREASE OFSOIL AND WATER POLLUTION

MOTIVATION

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IN 2030WORLD POPULATIONWILL INCREASE11%RESPECT TO NOWADAYS

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IN 2030THE WORLD CROP SURFACEWILL INCREASE ONLY7%RESPECT TO NOWADAY

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IN 2030THE NEED OF WATERWILL BE A 40%HIGHER THAN 2014PROBLEM:IT WILL BE A LACK OFFOOD AND WATER

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IN 2030THERE WILL BE NECESSARYTO INCREASE THE USE OFFERTILIZERS ANDIRRIGATION WATERPROBLEM: IT WILL BE AN INCREASE OFSOIL AND WATER POLLUTION

OBJETIVES

TO DEVELOPE NEWFERTILIZERSTHAT RELEASE NUTRIENTSAS CROP NEEDSWITHOUT LOSSES

TO DEVELOP NEWFERTILIZERSTHAT CAN RETAINWATERAS MUCH AS POSSIBLEFOR CROP PLANTSCAN ABSORB THEM

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PROCESS

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NEW FERTILIZERS AREGLASSESWITH MACRO AND MICRONUTRIETS

NUTRIENT RELEASEIS CONTROLLED BY THE SILICACONCENTRATION

AFTER NUTRIENTSRELEASENEW PORE ARE FORMED INSIDETHE GLASSWHERE WATER ISADSORBED FORBE ABSORBED BYTHE PLANT

PROCESS

NEW FERTILIZERS AREGLASSESWITH MACRO AND MICRONUTRIETS

NUTRIENT RELEASEIS CONTROLLED BY THE SILICACONCENTRATION

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AFTER NUTRIENTSRELEASENEW PORE ARE FORMED INSIDETHE GLASSWHERE WATER ISADSORBED FORBE ABSORBED BYTHE PLANT

APLICATION

GLASSFERTILIZERSWILL BE APPLIED FORTOMATO CROPS OFTHE RIBERADEL GUADIANASPAIN

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SOILS OF THECOMARCA DE MIAJADASAND IRRIGATION WATER FROMORELLANA CANAL BOTH IN CACERESSPAINWILL BE TESTEDIN THIS PROJECT