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Heavy metals partioning in three French forest soils by sequential extraction procedure

Probst, Anne and Hernandez, Laura and Probst, Jean-Luc Heavy metals partioning in three French forest soils by sequential extraction procedure. (2003) Journal de Physique IV, 107. 1103-1106.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:20030493


To know the concentration of heavy metal associated to chemical compounds is important to evaluate the environmental risks on soils, particularly regarding ion bioavailability. The relative mobility and strength of binding of heavy metals to the soil components can be studied using a sequential extraction procedure which provides a meaningful comparison between different soil profiles. The heavy metals partitioning bas been identified in three different french forest soils : one cambic podzol, one calcaric cambisol and one mollic andosol, using a new sequential extraction method. Results show that metal fractionation is metal and site specific. The water leaching phase does not contain any metals. The proportion of heavy metal leached in the exchangeable and the acid — soplhuabslee is significant for Cd. The residual phase is important for Cr, Pb, and to a lesser extend for Ni. The organic matter fraction is dominant for Zn and Cu. Thus, the considered heavy metals are mainly bounded to iron oxides, to the organic matter and to the mineral residue. The order of heavy metals availability in the three soils would be : Zn>Cd>Cu>Pb>NiL&egatd;C r.i sotopes in some extracts of the extraction procedure corroborate the anthropogenic inputs for two soils. These both infomations allow to trace the origin, the mobility and the distribution of Pb in the soil.

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Institution:French research institutions > Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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