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Title: Changes in heavy metal extractability from contaminated soils remediated with organic waste or biochar
Author: Venegas Sepúlveda, Andrea
Rigol Parera, Anna
Vidal Espinar, Miquel
Keywords: Contaminació dels sòls
Metalls pesants
Compostos orgànics
Soil pollution
Heavy metals
Organic compounds
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2016
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: The effect of the addition of organic waste or biochar on the extractability of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) was assessed in five heavy metal-contaminated soils. The amendments studied were: municipal organic waste compost (MOW), green waste (GW), biochar derived from tree bark (BF) and biochar derived from vine shoots (BS). The amendments were added to the soil at 10% dose. A pHstat leaching test was applied to the soils and soil + amendment mixtures to assess the effects of the amendments on the extractable metal concentration at the initial pH and in the 2-12 pH range. MOW increased the DOC content in the mixtures for most soils, whereas the rest of amendments only increased the DOC content for the soil with the lowest DOC value. Moreover, in the mixtures obtained from soils with a low buffering capacity, the amendments increased pH (up to 3 units) and the acid neutralization capacity, thus decreasing the extractability of heavy metals at the initial pH of the mixtures. In a few cases, the amendments further decreased the concentrations of extractable metal due to an increase in the sorption capacity of the mixture, even though the soil had high initial pH and ANC values. MOW and GW generally led to larger decreases in metal extractability in the resulting mixtures than biochar, due to their higher sorption and acid neutralization capacities.
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It is part of: Geoderma, 2016, vol. 279, p. 132-140
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ISSN: 0016-7061
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Enginyeria Química i Química Analítica)

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