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Quantifying the Buffer Power for Precise Availability Prediction – Heavy Metals

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Abstract

The chapter discusses how to quantify the “Buffer Power” for precise prediction of nutrient bio availability for heavy metals. This chapter discusses elaborately details of experimental findings in the case of the heavy metal Zinc.

Keywords

Buffer power Zinc buffer power 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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