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Trace metal behaviour in estuarine and riverine floodplain soils and sediments: a review.
Iron and manganese (hydr)oxides were found to be the main carriers for Cd, Zn and Ni under oxic conditions, whereas the organic fraction was most important for Cu. Expand
Controlled variation of redox conditions in a floodplain soil: Impact on metal mobilization and biomethylation of arsenic and antimony
Abstract An automated biogeochemical microcosm system allowing the control of redox potential (E H ) in soil suspensions was used to assess the effect of E H on the mobility of cadmium (Cd), copperExpand
Impact of emerging and low cost alternative amendments on the (im)mobilization and phytoavailability of Cd and Pb in a contaminated floodplain soil
Abstract Contamination of wetland ecosystems by cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) is a serious concern because of its high health risk via the food chain. Therefore, an ecological solution is required toExpand
A review of the distribution coefficients of trace elements in soils: influence of sorption system, element characteristics, and soil colloidal properties.
This review demonstrates that the Kd value of TEs does not only depend on inorganic and organic soil constituents, but also on the nature and characteristics of the elements involved as well as on their competition for sorption sites. Expand
Chernozem—Soil of the Year 2005
The proclamation of the “Soil of the Year” was made for the first time in Germany in 2005 on occasion of the World Soil Day. Chernozems were selected for this purpose. In this paper an overview ofExpand
Cycling of mercury in the environment: Sources, fate, and human health implications: A review
ABSTRACT Mercury (Hg) is ubiquitary, naturally enriched in volcanic regions, and has wide applications in science, industry, and agriculture. Recently, the increasing awareness of Hg toxicity has ledExpand
Geochemical fractions of chromium, copper, and zinc and their vertical distribution in floodplain soil profiles along the Central Elbe River, Germany
Abstract The determination of geochemical fractions of heavy metals (HM) in soils is a key issue when studying their mobility. Therefore, we have determined the geochemical fractions and the verticalExpand
Trace elements in the soil-plant interface: Phytoavailability, translocation, and phytoremediation–A review
Abstract Trace elements (TEs) are deposited to soils mainly due to anthropogenic activities and pose a significant threat to human health. In this review we aimed at (a) discussing theExpand
Heavy metal immobilization and microbial community abundance by vegetable waste and pine cone biochar of agricultural soils.
It is confirmed that vegetable waste could be a vital biomass to produce biochar to immobilize Pb, and increase the microbial communities and enzyme activity in soils. Expand
Bioavailability and risk assessment of potentially toxic elements in garden edible vegetables and soils around a highly contaminated former mining area in Germany.
It is concluded that in multi-element contamination cases, along with high-toxicity elements, other elements may also be responsible for increasing human health risks (i.e., Mn), due to the possibility of adverse synergism of the PTEs. Expand