Impacts of Diverse Phosphatic Fertilizer Applications on Metal Dynamics and Environmental Sustainability


  • Nadia Sardar


This study explores the nuanced impacts of various phosphatic fertilizers, including diammonium phosphate (DAP), monoammonium phosphate (MAP), single superphosphate (SSP), triple superphosphate (TSP), and Nitrophos (NP), on the dynamics of heavy metals and environmental sustainability in soil ecosystems. A key focus is placed on the differential heavy metal content within these fertilizers, with DAP and MAP known to contain higher concentrations compared to SSP and TSP. Through rigorous experimentation and analysis, our research elucidates the distinctive patterns of heavy metal accumulation in soils resulting from the application of these fertilizers. The findings not only highlight the contrasting heavy metal dynamics associated with each fertilizer type but also assess their implications for environmental sustainability. With DAP and MAP demonstrating higher heavy metal levels, this study underscores the potential environmental risks associated with their usage. In contrast, SSP and TSP emerge as comparatively lower-risk alternatives, offering a more environmentally sustainable approach to phosphatic fertilizer application. This research contributes valuable insights to agricultural practices, aiding in the informed selection of phosphatic fertilizers based on their heavy metal profiles and environmental impact. The study's comprehensive approach provides a foundation for sustainable soil management practices, fostering agricultural productivity while minimizing potential adverse effects on the environment.