Distribution of Heavy Metals in Calcareous and Non-Calcareous Soils in Spain

R. Moral, Robert Gilkes, M.M. Jordan

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    The distribution of chemical forms of Cd, Ni, Cr, Co, Ag, Pb, Cu, Mn and Zn in eight contaminated soils from Spain was studied using a sequential extraction procedure that fractionates the metal into soluble-exchangeable, specifically sorbed-carbonate bound, oxidizable, reducible and residual forms. SEM and EDXA analysis was used to analyse the soil matrix to determine the distribution of heavy metals. The residual, reducible and carbonate-sorbed forms were dominant. Metals were generally dispersed throughout the soil matrix and could not be located by SEM-EDXA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-142
    JournalWater, Air, and Soil Pollution
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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