Sorption and pH determine the long-term partitioning of cadmium in natural soils

M.M. Ardestani, C.A.M. van Gestel

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The bioavailability of metals in soil is a dynamic process. For a proper extrapolation to the field of laboratory studies on fate and effects, it is important to understand the dynamics of metal bioavailability and the way it is influenced by soil properties. The aim of this study was to assess the parallel (concurrent) effect of pH and aging time on the partitioning of cadmium in natural LUFA 2.2 soil. Cadmium nitrate-spiked pH-amended LUFA 2.2 soils were incubated under laboratory conditions for up to 30 weeks. Measured pH
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18492-18501
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research International
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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