Application of Sugarcane Bagasse in Controlling the Clogging of the Synthetic Drainage Envelopes in Ramhormoz Limy Soils

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Graduate student of irrigation and drainage at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Irrigation and Drainage Department, Faculty of Water Sciences Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran

3 Professor of Irrigation and Drainage Department of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.


  While there are several types of salts in the soil, salts that have higher solubility in water are dissolved and removed from the soil,  But salts with low solubility in soil, sediment layers hard to cause clogging in the soil or in their coverage. Among the salts in soils of the arid and semi-arid areas, three compounds of calcium carbonate (with solubility of 0.013 gr/lit), magnesium carbonate (with solubility of 1.9 gr/lit) and calcium sulfate (with solubility of 2.5 gr/lit) salts, usually are found in these areas and have low solubility. Among the mentioned compounds, magnesium carbonate accumulation in soil is very low, while calcium carbonate and calcium sulfate salts concentration are found higher and can cause clogging by the sequential deposition. The amount of calcium carbonate in the soils of arid regions may reach up to 80 percent of soil weight. It provides the conditions for rapid deposition and a layer of rigid form and clogging the system (FAO, 1973).
This experiment was conducted in order to analyze the application of sugarcane bagasse in controlling the clogging of the agricultural sub-surface drain envelopes.


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Volume 42, Issue 1
March 2019
Pages 161-174
  • Receive Date: 13 October 2016
  • Revise Date: 06 September 2017
  • Accept Date: 11 September 2017
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2019