The Role of Organic Matter and Aluminum in Zinc and Copper Transport through Forest Podsol Soil Profiles

  • Marek Kotowski
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 55)


Studies of mobilization of zinc and copper from three sites in Poland with moderate, high and very high levels of acid anions in precipitation (Janów Forest, Izerskie Mountains and forest of Pulawy region) are presented in this paper.

It was found that concentrations of heavy metals in podzol soil solutions from upper layers (O, A, E, and B) were highly depended on dissolved organic carbon whereas in B/C and C levels on aluminum concentration. In podzolized ranker loam soils concentrations of Zn and Cu depends mostly on DOC content.


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  • Marek Kotowski
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental Protection EngineeringTechnical University of LublinLublinPoland

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