Concentration of Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Al, and Fe in soils of Manresa, NE Spain

Jaume Bech, Pedro Tume, Lluis Longan, Ferran Reverter, Joan Bech, Luis Tume, Mauro Tempio

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The aims of this study were to determine the contents of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), aluminium (Al), and iron (Fe) (aqua regia-extractable) in 27 soil plots (54 samples) from Manresa, NE Spain, and to establish relationships between heavy metals and some soil properties. The main soil types were surveyed and the median concentrations (mg kg-1) obtained were Cd 0.28, Cu 20.3, Pb 18.6, Zn 67.4, Al 22,572, and Fe 21,551. Element concentrations for these soils were lower than the published values for the Valencia region (Spain) and Torrelles and Sant Climent municipal districts (Catalonia, Spain). In terms of soil properties, the results of this study suggest that, in Manresa soils, both trace element adsorption and retention are influenced by several properties such as clay minerals, carbonates, organic matter, and pH. All element contents were positively correlated with clay content. Pb and Zn were negatively correlated with pH and CaCO3. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)257-266
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2008

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