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Transport of Mobile Particles in Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil with Simulated Acid Rain Leaching

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The soil contaminated with heavy metals requires special attention due to its adverse effects on health of human and animals. The effects of simulated acid rain with different pH values on transport of heavy metal in contaminated soil of Phyllostachys pubescens forest were studied by indoor leaching column test. The results revealed that particle size of soil was mainly concentrated in range of more than 50 μm. The content of heavy metals in particles less than 50 μm was relatively high. The Pb and Zn were mainly adsorbed on colloidal particles and were transported during simulated acid rain. The release of Fe and Al increased the release of particulate matter in soil leaching solution. The mobility of Zn was increased at low pH.

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The study was financially supported through a grant from the Natural Science Foundation of China (31670617)

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Ma, J., Zhong, B., Khan, M.A. et al. Transport of Mobile Particles in Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil with Simulated Acid Rain Leaching. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 106, 965–969 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-021-03269-6

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Keywords

  • Heavy metal
  • Transport
  • Acid rain
  • Leaching
  • Colloidal particles