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Modeling of metal binding in tropical Fluvisols and Acrisols treated with biosolids and wastewater
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630), Environmental Geochemistry and Ecotechnology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8771-7941
2008 (English)In: Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, E-ISSN 1879-1298, Vol. 70, no 8, 1338-1346 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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There is growing concern about the accumulation of metals in tropical agricultural soils. In this study, experimental results from batch studies were used to test whether multi-surface geochemical models could describe metal binding in selected Vietnamese soils. The multi-surface models considered metal binding to iron hydroxides (using the diffuse layer model), organic matter (Stockholm Humic model and NICA-Donnan model), and phyllosilicate clay (Gaines-Thomas equation) as well as complexation to dissolved organic and inorganic ligands in the solution phase. We found that for total dissolved Cd, Cu and Zn the two multi-surface models being tested provided very good model fits for all soils, as evidenced by low root-mean square errors between model predictions and observations. These results suggest that organic matter is an important sorbent for many metals in these soils. However, poor fits were obtained for Cr(III), Mn and Pb for all soils. The study also suggests that the pH is the main factor that controls the solubility of metals in tropical Fluvisols and Acrisols subjected to application of biosolids and wastewater, and that advanced multi-surface models can be used to simulate the binding and release of many trace metals.

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Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 70, no 8, 1338-1346 p.
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adsorption, cadmium, copper, heavy metal, trace metal, zinc, natural organic-matter, humic substances, heavy-metals, ion-binding, sandy soil, complexation, solubility, manganese, sorption, donnan
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17323DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.09.046ISI: 000253179800002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-38049148762OAI: diva2:335367

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