Field soil pore water monitoring was applied in a highly heavy-metal contaminated area in SWSardinia, Italy, as a direct, realistic measure of heavy metal mobility. The main chemistry of pore waters well reflects the local characteristics of soils, ranging from Ca–SO4 to (Ca)Mg–HCO3 to Ca(Na)–SO(Cl), with a wide range of conductivity. The mobility of Zn and Pb is apparently controlled by equilibrium with minerals such as hydrozincite or smithsonite, and cerussite, respectively. These results allow a correct estimate of the actual environmental risk associated with the presence of heavy metals in soils, and may serve as a supporting tool for phytoremediation planning.

Field sampling of soil pore water to evaluate the mobile fraction of trace elements in the Iglesiente area (SW Sardinia, Italy)

CONCAS, SARA;ARDAU, CARLA;LATTANZI, PIERFRANCO;VACCA, ANDREA
2015

Abstract

Field soil pore water monitoring was applied in a highly heavy-metal contaminated area in SWSardinia, Italy, as a direct, realistic measure of heavy metal mobility. The main chemistry of pore waters well reflects the local characteristics of soils, ranging from Ca–SO4 to (Ca)Mg–HCO3 to Ca(Na)–SO(Cl), with a wide range of conductivity. The mobility of Zn and Pb is apparently controlled by equilibrium with minerals such as hydrozincite or smithsonite, and cerussite, respectively. These results allow a correct estimate of the actual environmental risk associated with the presence of heavy metals in soils, and may serve as a supporting tool for phytoremediation planning.
Soil pore water, Heavy metal mobility, Iglesiente (Sardinia)
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