Publication
Title
Metal pollution and selenium distributions in soils and grass near a non-ferrous plant
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Abstract
Multi-element analysis results of direct energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence of soil samples taken in the vicinity of a non-ferrous plant in Antwerp are reported. High concentrations of Pb, Cu, Zn, As and Se are found in nearby residential areas, especially in top-soil layers. Selenium pollution appears not to be leached significantly to lower soil horizons, but it is available for uptake by rye-grass, in which toxic levels are found. Results are compared to literature data. Hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry proved to be unsuitable for direct analysis of the heavily contaminated soils.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The science of the total environment. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1983
ISSN
0048-9697
Volume/pages
29:3(1983), p. 229-241
ISI
A1983RE16300003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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