Distribution coefficient of selenium in Japanese agricultural soils.

  title={Distribution coefficient of selenium in Japanese agricultural soils.},
  author={Yasuo Mitsui Nakamaru and Keiko Tagami and Shigeo Uchida},
  volume={58 10},
In order to evaluate the selenium (Se) sorption level in Japanese soils, soil/soil solution distribution coefficients (K(d)s) were obtained for 58 agricultural soil samples (seven soil classification groups) using 75Se as a tracer. Although several chemical forms of Se are present in agricultural fields, selenite was used, because it is the major inorganic Se form in acid soils such as found in Japan. The Kd values obtained covered a wide range, from 12 to 1060l/kg, and their arithmetic mean… CONTINUE READING