Title
Metal pollution and selenium distributions in soils and grass near a non-ferrous plant Metal pollution and selenium distributions in soils and grass near a non-ferrous plant
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences. Pharmacy
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Chemistry
Pharmacology. Therapy
Source (journal)
The science of the total environment. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
29(1983) :3 , p. 229-241
ISSN
0048-9697
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/d121cb/4643870ae46.pdf
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