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Title: A Critical Evaluation of Single Extractions from the SMT Program to Determine Trace Element Mobility in Sediments
Authors: Cappuyns, ValĂ©rie # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Series Title: Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Article number: 672914
Abstract: Two commonly applied single extractions procedures, namely extractions with ammonium-EDTA and acetic acid, were evaluated based on the analysis of 72 samples from alluvial sediments. For most trace elements (Cu, Zn, Cd, Ni, As, and Pb), a significant linear relationship could be established between their ammonium-EDTA or acetic acid extractable concentrations and their total concentrations, the organic carbon content, pH, and Fe , Al, and/or Ca content in the sediments. The scientific understanding of trace element partitioning in the complex soil-water system with these simple models is rather limited, but they offer the opportunity to use data from single extractions in a more comprehensive way. Despite the fact that these extractions cannot directly be related to the bioavailability of elements, they can provide input data for use in risk assessment models. Additionally, they also offer possibilities to perform a fast screening of the mobilizable pool of elements in soils and/or sediments
ISSN: 1687-7667
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Center for Research on Economic Markets and their Environments - HUB-EHSAL
Division of Geology
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