Impact of river overflowing on trace element contamination of volcanic soils in south Italy: part I. Trace element speciation in relation to soil properties.

@article{Adamo2006ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of river overflowing on trace element contamination of volcanic soils in south Italy: part I. Trace element speciation in relation to soil properties.},
  author={Paola Adamo and Mariavittoria Zampella and Liliana Gianfreda and Giancarlo Renella and Flora A. Rutigliano and Flavia Terribile},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={144 1},
  pages={308-16}
}
Volcanic soils affected by different numbers of polluted river flooding events were investigated. Chromium and Cu were the major soil contaminants. Nickel, Fe, Zn and Mn total content never exceeded the Italian mandatory limits. The distribution of Cr and Cu total contents among studied soils indicated that only Cr contamination was related to overflowing events. In polluted soils, sequential chemical extractions revealed a preferential association of Cr and Cu with organic forms. A progressive… CONTINUE READING