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Evaluating Green Compost and Zeolite to Enhance Soil Quality for Dubai Sustainable City

Thematic Areas: 
Natural Resources Management in Marginal Environments 
Problem Overview: 
In the United Arab Emirates, the soils are dominantly sandy and infertile and require frequent irrigation to maintain a healthy landscape under hot climate. However, little has been done in this respect on UAE soils for urban landscaping projects such as Dubai Sustainability City, and hence this subject has formed the focus of this study, involving zeolite and compost produced by Tadweer Waste Treatment L.L.C. in different quantities, tested in the laboratory and greenhouse trial. 
The purpose is to improve the soil quality and conserve water.
Tadweer Waste Treatment LLC, Dubai, UAEDiamond Developers, Dubai, UAEICBA
January, 2014 - September, 2017
Geographical Scope: 
Dr. Abdullah Alshankiti, Dr. Shabbir A Shahid, Dr. Shagufta Gill