Jörg Rinklebe

Jörg Rinklebe
Bergische Universität Wuppertal | Uni-Wuppertal, BUW · School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Ph.D., Professor

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September 2006 - present
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Position
  • Professor (Full)
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  • Professor for Soil- and Groundwater-Management/ soil science / soil contamination

Publications

Publications (439)
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Contamination of paddy soils with potentially toxic elements (PTEs) has become a severe environmental issue. Application of functionalized biochar for rice cultivation has been proposed as an effective means to reduce environmental risks of these PTEs in paddy soils. This work was undertaken to seek the positive effects of a rice husk-derived silic...
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Rice grown in soils contaminated with arsenic (As) and lead (Pb) can cause lower rice yield and quality due to the toxic stress. Herein, we examined the role of functionalized biochars (raw phosphorus (P)-rich (PBC) and iron (Fe)-modified P-rich (FePBC)) coupled with different irrigation regimes (continuously flooded (CF) and intermittently flooded...
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A comprehensive evaluation of the effects of cerium on plants is lacking even though cerium is extensively applied to the environment. Here, the effects of cerium on plants were meta-analyzed using a newly developed database consisting of approximately 8500 entries of published data. Cerium affects plants by acting as oxidative stressor causing hor...
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Hydrochar has potential applications in soil improvement and heavy metal remediation. Hydrochar would undergo the process of aging when introduced into the soil, altering its properties. However, recent studies have focused mainly on the artificial aging of hydrochar, which could not reveal the cumulative effect of multiple environmental factors. T...
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Calcium cyanamide and straw additions coupled with one-month of flooding conditions can effectively inhibit soil diseases by generating anaerobic conditions and hydrolysing cyanamide during the summer fallow period in agricultural settings. However, the response of soil phosphorus (P) forms and mobility to the calcium cyanamide and straw additions...
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Arsenic (As) is recognized as a persistent and toxic contaminant in the environment that is harmful to humans. Biochar, a porous carbonaceous material with tunable functionality, has been used widely as an adsorbent for remediating As-contaminated water and soils. Several types of pristine and modified biochar are available, and significant efforts...
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Thermoacidophilic Cyanidiales maintain a competitive edge in inhabiting extreme environments enriched with metals. Here, species of Cyanidioschyzon merolae (Cm), Cyanidium caldarium (Cc), and Galdieria partita (Gp) were exploited to remove hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)]. Cm and Gp could remove 168.1 and 93.7 mg g⁻¹ of Cr(VI) at pH 2.0 and 7.0, respec...
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The contamination of soil with organic pollutants has been accelerated by agricultural and industrial development and poses a major threat to global ecosystems and human health. Various chemical and physical techniques have been developed to remediate soils contaminated with organic pollutants, but challenges related to cost, efficacy, and toxic by...
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Main conclusion Drought may be efficiently managed using the following strategies: prevention, mitigation, readiness, recovery, and transformation. Biotechnological interventions may become highly important in reducing plants’ drought stress in order to address key plant challenges such as population growth and climate change. Abstract Drought is...
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Land use impacts from agriculture, industrialization, and human population should be considered in surface water quality management. In this study, we utilized an integrated statistical analysis approach mainly including a seasonal Mann-Kendall test, clustering analysis, self-organizing map, Boruta algorithm, and positive matrix factorization to th...
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The potential toxicity and ecological risks of rare-earth nanoparticles in the environment have become a concern due to their widespread application and inevitable releases. The integration of hydroponics experiments, partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) were utilized to investigat...
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Neonicotinoid (NEO) pesticides have become a potential risk to ecological safety and human health after application. The combined use of biochar and organic fertilizer (OF) is a promising approach to reduce pesticide adverse effects and improve soil fertility in agricultural soils. However, the combined remediation effects of biochar and OF on immo...
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The pollution risks due to the soil migration of toxic metal(loid)s (TMs) are a greatly hazard to ecological environment as well as animal and human health. Previous studies have primarily focused on surface contamination while deep soil layers often contain dangerous levels of TMs. We used restored wheat and rice farmlands from aquaculture ponds a...
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Rare earth elements (REEs) concentrated in soils have attracted increasing attention about their impact on soil health as emerging contaminants. However, the sources of REEs enriched in soils are diverse and need to be further investigated. Here, surface soil samples were collected from southern Jiangxi Province, China. REEs contents and soil physi...
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Potentially toxic elements (PTEs) can be released during mining operations and ore processing. The pollution and health risk related to PTEs in total suspended particulates (TSPs) around the largest polymetallic rare earth mining area (Bayan Obo) and smelting area (Baotou) in Inner Mongolia, China, were evaluated. PTEs in the hair of the elderly li...
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In the recent decades, the area of seasonal water (SEW) has substantially increased at the global scale. To evaluate nutrient dynamics in aquatic ecosystems, previous studies have analyzed the determining factors of sediment nutrient content and stoichiometry on whole sediment profiles without depth separation on SEW sites. Such a methodology assum...
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Paper mill sludge (PMS) is an abundant organic solid waste with complex composition from the pulp and paper industry. In this study, the Fe2O3 was used as a catalyst during PMS pyrolysis to reduce the emission of nitrogen-containing pollutants and tar formation. The transformation of N, N retention rate, and resulting biochar products were comprehe...
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Rice is an important food crop that is susceptible to arsenic (As) contamination under paddy soil conditions depending on As uptake characteristics of the rice genotypes. Here we unveiled the significance of eighteen (fine and coarse) rice genotypes against As accumulation/tolerance, morphological and physiological response, and antioxidant enzymes...
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Biodegradation of microplastics (MPs) in contaminated biowastes has received big scientific attention during the past few years. The aim here is to study the impacts of livestock manure biochar (LMBC) on the biodegradation of polyhydroxyalkanoate microplastics (PHA-MPs) during composting, which have not yet been verified. LMBC (10% wt/wt) and PHA-M...
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Exploring the responses of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions to land use conversion or reversion is significant for taking effective land use measures to alleviate global warming. A global meta‐analysis was conducted to analyze the responses of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions to land use conversion or reversion...
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There are scarce data about the accumulation pattern and risk assessment of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in soil and associated potential ecological risks, especially in less-developed countries. This study aims to assess the pollution levels and potential ecological risks of PTEs (As, Cr, Cd, Cu, Ni, Mn, Pb and Zn) in wastewater-irrigated ara...
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The release dynamics and mobilization of geogenic Ni, Co, and Cr in serpentine paddy soils under fluctuating redox conditions have not yet been well studied. Here we investigated the release dynamics of Cr, Co, and Ni and controlling factors (e.g., Fe, Mn, Mg, Cl⁻, PO4³⁻, SO4²⁻, and dissolved organic carbon (DOC)) in a geogenic-contaminated serpent...
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Biochar amendment to paddy soils was promising to mitigate mercury (Hg) accumulation in rice; thus, it was applied to reduce human Hg exposure via rice consumption. However, how biochar affects Hg mobilization and MeHg formation in soil under changed redox potential (Eh) conditions remained unknown. Here, we explored the change of dissolved total H...
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Nanoplastics are drawing more attention as a result of their propensity to spread across the environment and pose a threat to all organisms. The presence of nanoplastics in water is given more attention nowadays as the transit of nanoplastics occurs through the aquatic ecosphere besides terrestrial mobility. The principal removal procedures for mac...
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It is estimated that over 700,000 tons of synthetic dyes are produced annually, 15% of which are emitted as effluents. These highly stable dyes enter the world water ecosystems and stay in the environment, and eventually cause adverse impacts to the environment. Current wastewater treatment methods, such as filtration, coagulation, and chemical oxi...
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High-technology rare earth elements (REEs) as emerging contaminants have potentially hazardous risks for human health and the environment. Investigating the sorption of REEs on soils is crucial for understanding their migration and transformation. This study evaluated the sorption mechanisms and influencing factors of the rare earth element yttrium...
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Carbon-based materials have been widely used in agricultural land contamination remediation. However, the sustainability and carbon footprint of its remediation actions and application methods for heavy metals contaminated agricultural land are still unclear. Herein, two representative carbon-based remediation materials biochar and peat are selecte...
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Abandoned gold mining spoils pose socio-environmental, human, and animal health impacts and threaten sustainability of mineral exploration. Using soil from an abandoned mine spoil (mean total As = 5,104 mg/kg), we carried out a pot experiment to quantify the uptake of arsenic (As)- of ryegrass (Lolium perenne) using compost, iron oxide and manure a...
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Biochar, a carbon-rich material made from the partial combustion of biomass wastes, is an emerging material of interest as it can remediate pollutants and serve as a negative carbon emission technology. In this Review, we discuss the application of biochar in municipal wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater decontamination and stormwater manag...
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Fishpond sediments are rich in organic carbon and nutrients; thus, they can be used as potential fertilizers and soil conditioners. However, sediments can be contaminated with toxic elements (TEs), which have to be immobilized to allow sediment reutilization. Addition of biochars (BCs) to contaminated sediments may enhance their nutrient content an...
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Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals, which reach terrestrial and aquatic environments through anthropogenic activities. Major sources of PFAS in the environment include fire-fighting foams (aqueous film forming foam (AFFF)), wastewater sources, biosolids, and composts. Limited information is available about PFAS in wa...
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The wide use of hazardous formaldehyde (CH2O) in disinfections, adhesives and wood-based furniture leads to undesirable emissions to indoor environments. This is highly problematic as formaldehyde is a highly hazardous and toxic compound present in both liquid and gaseous form. The majority of gaseous and atmospheric formaldehyde derive from microb...
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A novel composite of hydroxyapatite tailored hierarchical porous biochar (HA-HPB) was synthesized and used for the adsorptive immobilization of Cd(II) and Pb(II) in water and soil. The hierarchical porous biochar (HPB) was prepared from rice husk through a molten-salt-assisted pyrolysis approach; then, a series of HA-HPB (with 0.5, 1, 2, 3, and 4 g...
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Melatonin (M) is a pleiotropic molecule that improves plant growth and increases heavy metal tolerance. The role of M for improving plant growth and tolerance under cadmium (Cd) stress, and mitigation of Cd-induced toxicity has not yet been sufficiently examined. Therefore, here we conducted a glasshouse experiment to explore the influence of va...
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Fe-impregnated bentonite was employed in CO2-assisted pyrolysis of grass cut as a catalyst to improve syngas production, bio-oil quality, and biochar sorptive property. The gas analysis revealed that H2 and CO production was enhanced by 332 and 7,110%, respectively, by applying Fe-impregnated bentonite in pyrolysis of grass cut while untreated bent...
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Removal of toxic chemicals from the environment using novel adsorbents is of great concern. In this study, a novel composite of molybdenum trioxide (MoO3)-engineered biochar (MoO3-BC) was derived from corn straw and synthesized for the removal of Pb(II) from water. The pyrolysis temperature of 600 °C was suitable for the thermal self-assembly of Mo...
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Land treatment has become an essential waste management practice. Therefore, soil becomes a major source of contaminants including organic chemicals and potentially toxic elements (PTEs) which enter the food chain, primarily through leaching to potable water sources, plant uptake, and animal transfer. A range of soil amendments are used to manage t...
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Arsenic (As) redox-induced mobilisation and speciation in polluted gold mine sites in tropical climates largely remains unknown. Here, we investigated the impact of changes in soil redox potential (EH) (-54 mV to +429 mV) on mobilisation of As and its dominant species in an abandoned spoil (total As = 4,283 mg/kg) using an automated biogeochemical...
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Trace elements (TEs) contamination of agricultural soils requires suitable criteria for regulating their toxicity limits in soil and food crops, which depends on their potential ecological risk spanning regional to global scales. However, no comprehensive study is available that links TE concentrations in paddy soil with ecological and human health...
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The Minamata Convention on Mercury (Hg) calls for global efforts to reduce the release and risk of Hg. A better understanding of the global Hg budget, transformation and transport as well as toxicity of Hg in the environment, and the Hg emission controlling technologies, is important to minimize Hg pollution and exposure risks. Here, we summarized...
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The combined effects of microbial inoculants (MI) and magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP; struvite) on organic matter (OM) biodegradation and nutrients stabilization during biowaste composting have not yet been investigated. Therefore, the effects of MI and MAP on OM stability and P species during swine manure composting were investigated using geoc...
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Nanotechnology offers great opportunities for sustainable management of degraded soils and using of saline water. The use of green nanoagrochemicals (e.g., nanofertilizers) derived from plant biowastes is highly concerning from an agro-environmental point of view. The impacts of nanoagrochemicals on salt tolerance mechanisms of Williams banana (Mus...
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Chromium (Cr) contamination in soil and water poses high toxicity risks to organisms and threatens food and water security worldwide. Biochar has emerged as a promising material for cleaning up Cr contamination owing to biochar's strong capacity to immobilize Cr. This paper synthesizes information on biochar modification for the efficient remediati...
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Taking advantage of the different histories of Hg deposition in Davos Seehornwald in E-Switzerland and Changbai Mountain in NE-China, the influence of atmospheric deposition on Hg soil dynamics in forest soil profiles was investigated. Today, Hg fluxes in bulk precipitation were similar, and soil profiles were generally sinks for atmospherically de...
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Nanotechnology has a wide range of agricultural applications, with emphasize on the development of novel nano-agrochemicals such as, nano-fertilizer and nano-pesticides. It has a significant impact on sustainable agriculture by increasing agricultural productivity, while reducing the use of inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Nano-co...
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The excessive diquat (DQ) residue poses a serious hazard to the ecological environment and human health. Herein, a simple, low-cost, and scalable ultrasonication-assisted strategy was proposed to fabricate the composite of Super-P carbon black nanoparticles dispersed palygorskite (Pal) nanofiber, which was employed to construct an electrochemical s...
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Particulate plastic fragments (micro and nano-plastics) in aquatic environments provide abundant solid sub-strates, which serve as an important habitat for a variety of microorganisms. Surfaces of microplastics (MPs) exhibit hydrophobicity that facilitate the adsorption of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the aquatic environment. Furthermore, MPs...
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The limited fossil fuel supply toward carbon neutrality has driven tremendous efforts to replace fuel vehicles by electric ones. The recycling of retired power batteries, a core energy supply component of electric vehicles (EVs), is necessary for developing a sustainable EV industry. Here, we comprehensively review the current status and technical...
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Producing nanomaterials from hazardous wastes for water and soil treatment is of great concern. Here, we produced and fully characterized two novel nanomaterials from sugar beet processing (SBR)- and brick factory-residuals (BFR) and assed their ability for Cd and Cu sorption in water and reducing metal availability in a contaminated soil. The SBR...
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Biochar (BC) has gained attention for removal of toxic elements (TEs) from aqueous media; however, pristine biochar often exhibits low adsorption capability. Thus, various modification strategies in BC have been developed to improve its removal capability against TEs. Nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) and iron oxides (FeOx) have been used as sorben...
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Conversion of hazardous waste materials to value-added products is of great interest from both agro-environmental and economic points of view. Bone char (BC) has been used for the removal of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) from contaminated water, however, its potential BC for the immobilization of PTEs in contaminated water and soil compared to...
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Mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions and improving soil health using biochar (BC) shall help achieving the UN-Sustainable Development Goals. The impacts of walnut shells biochar (WSB) pyrolyzed at different temperatures on CO2 and N2O emission and soil health have not been yet sufficiently explored. We investigated the effects of addition...
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Thallium is a highly poisonous heavy metal. Since Tl pollution control has been neglected worldwide until the present, countless Tl pollutants have been discharged into the environment, endangering the safety of drinking water, farmland soil, and food chain, and eventually posing a great threat to human health. However, the source, occurrence, path...
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Lavrio is a Greek town with several abandoned Ag/Pb mines. In this study, 19 potentially toxic elements (PTEs) were measured in soil, weeds, and olives. Levels of seven of the studied PTEs in soil were highly elevated: Zn (56.2–58,726 mg kg⁻¹), Pb (36.2–31,332), As (7.3–10,886), Cu (8.3–1,273), Sb (0.99–297.8), Cd (0.17–287.7), and Ag (0.09–38.7)....
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Biochar application is a promising strategy for the remediation of contaminated soil, while ensuring sustainable waste management. Biochar remediation of heavy metal (HM)-contaminated soil primarily depends on the properties of the soil, biochar, and HM. The optimum conditions for HM immobilization in biochar-amended soils are site-specific and var...
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Soil heavy metal contamination has increasingly become a serious environmental issue globally, nearing crisis proportions. There is an urgent need to find environmentally friendly materials to remediate heavy-metal contaminated soils. With the continuing maturation of research on using biochar (BC) for the remediation of contaminated soil, nano-bio...
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Assessing toxic metals (TMs) contamination and phytoremediation potentiality in coastal mangrove lagoons is needed for applying sustainable management of this ecosystem. Consequently, here we determined the pseudo-total content of TMs in the sediments and mangrove plants (leaves, stems, aerial roots, and fine roots) collected from Al-Shuaiba, Yanbu...
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Arsenic (As) contaminated mining spoils pose health threats to environmental resources and humans, and thus, mitigating this potential risk is worth investigating. Here, we studied the impacts of biochar, compost, iron oxide , manure, and inorganic fertilizer on the non-specifically (readily bioavailable)-and specifically-sorbed As and soil quality...
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Ecosystem service value (ESV) is influenced by land use and land cover (LULC), and is closely related to natural conditions and human activities. However, the interactions between human and natural systems and ESV remain unclear, especially concerning widely discussed meteorological and socioeconomic factors. In this study, three periods of LULC pa...
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Nitrogen (N) doping endows biochar with remarkable catalytic ability to activate peroxysulfate for degradation of organics. Herein, a new strategy was proposed by creating defective carbon in pinewood-derived biochar (BC800) under alkaline conditions to favor C-N configuration using 2-methylimidazole as an extrinsic N-dopant. After doping process,...
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A novel adsorptive organoclay (Intraplex A®) was developed for the in situ immobilization of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the vadose zone. We provide the first evaluation of the effects of Intraplex A® on earthworms and plants in a PFAS-contaminated soil. Ecotoxicological tests were carried out on control soil with and without Intr...
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Cadmium (Cd) soil pollution is a global issue affecting crop production and food safety. Remediation methods involving in-situ Cd immobilization have been developed, but their effectiveness can diminish under seasonal freeze-thaw aging processes. In this study, we assessed the field performance of four soil treatments at a seasonally frozen rice pa...