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Application potential of brick recycling material in agriculture

Project Leader
Rauch Johann Peter, Project Leader
NÖ Landschaftsfonds - Nachhaltige Landnutzung
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Federal College and Institute for Viticulture and Pomology Klosterneuburg, Wiener Straße 74, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
HENGL Mineral GmbH, 3721 Limberg, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Hörbinger Stephan, Project Staff
Chloupek Dominik, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
Funded by
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landhausplatz 1, A-3109 St. Pölten, Austria
In the course of climate change, the framework conditions for agricultural production will change significantly. The ability of the soil to absorb water quickly and efficiently on the one hand and to store as much water as possible in a plant-available form on the other are prerequisites for maintaining agricultural production potential, even under changing climate conditions. The ClimZIEGEL project deals with the application of recycled brick sand in agriculture as a climate change adaptation measure. Under aspects of a circular economy, the ClimZIEGEL project is investigating how valuable soil and water resources can be protected and effectively used by introducing recycled brick sand into the agricultural production cycle. In the first phase, micro- and mesoscale laboratory and field tests will be carried out on the water storage capacity of soil-brick mixtures and their interaction with plants. The results will subsequently (phase 2) be used for the planning and implementation of a field trial on a macro scale. Plant condition and growth will be observed dynamically over an annual cycle and will be the basis for regional modelling with regard to soil water balance, microclimatic effects, erosion control and life cycle assessment. The project results are summarised in the form of an integral assessment and recommendations for action for Lower Austria are derived from it.
Agricultural meteorology ; Climate change; Soil bioengineering; Soil mechanics; Plant cultivation; Viticulture;
agricultural meteorology; soil water balance; soil and water Bioengineering; circular economy; viniculture; brick recycling;
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