Extraction of soil solution for environmental analysis

Julianna Csillag, Géza Pártay, András Lukács, Klára Bujtás, Tamás Németh

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A centrifugation technique was applied to extract the soil solution regarded to be available for plants and to estimate in it the most mobile part of the soils metal content. Three soils having different pH, texture and water-retention characteristics were contaminated with multicomponent solutions of Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb and Zn nitrates and one of them was contaminated+acidified to different extents. The impact of the presence of sewage sludge on element concentrations in the soil solution was also assessed. The release of metals into the liquid phase was high only at excessive metal contamination and extreme acid pollution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-324
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 28th Annual International Symposium on Environmetal Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC 28) - Geneva, Switz
Duration: Mar 2 1998Mar 5 1998


  • Acid pollution
  • Heavy metal contamination
  • Sewage sludge
  • Soil solution extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Soil Science
  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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