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|Title: ||Evaluation of cyclonic ash, commercial Na-silicates, lime and phosphoric acid for metal immobilisation purposes in contaminated soils in Flanders (Belgium)|
|Authors: ||GEEBELEN, Wouter|
VAN DER LELIE, Daniel
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Citation: ||ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 144(1). p. 32-39|
|Abstract: ||In order to reduce the health risks associated with historically enriched metal smelting sites in Flanders (Belgium), the capacities of a non-beringite cyclonic ash and commercial Na-silicates to fix metals and create conditions to restore vegetation cover were evaluated and compared to lime and H3PO4. All tested amendments reduced Ca(NO3)(2)-extractable soil metal concentrations and reduced metal uptake in Agrostis capillaris seedlings. Sodium released by Na-silicates was possibly toxic to bean plants while an isotopic dilution technique revealed that metals were only weakly sorbed by silicates (i.e. reversible sorption). Cyclonic ash appeared more efficient than lime in both reducing oxidative stress in beans and Zn, Cu and Ph uptake in grasses. The metal fixing mechanism for both amendments appeared similar (i.e. irreversible fixation at constant pH), in contrast to H3PO4 where at least part of the immobilised Cd was irreversibly fixed across a range of pH.|
|ISI #: ||000241138100006|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2007|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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