Heavy metals in urban soils of central Jordan: should we worry about their environmental risks?

@article{Banat2005HeavyMI,
  title={Heavy metals in urban soils of central Jordan: should we worry about their environmental risks?},
  author={K M Banat and Fares Howari and Arif Al-Hamad},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={258-73}
}
Forty soil samples collected from central Jordan were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry for Pb, Cd, Zn, Cr, and Hg. The samples were also investigated for mineralogy using X-ray, electron, and optical microscopes. Sequential extraction procedures were used to predict the percentages of the Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cr present in each of the soil geochemical phases. The clay mineral assemblage encountered in the analyzed samples is composed of kaolinite, smectite, illite, and illite/smectite… CONTINUE READING

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