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Interactions between Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn and four different mine soils

Abstract : The chemical associations of Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn in four mine soil samples from the Amizour-Bejaia Pb/Zn mine (Algeria) have been investigated by a five-step sequential extraction procedure. Although Cd preferentially binds to carbonates, Cu, Pb, and Zn are mainly associated with the organic and reducible fractions. Batch adsorption experiments with either mono- or multi-metallic solutions are described with the Freundlich isotherm model. Whatever the nature of the soil sample, the sorption behavior for each given metal except Pb is very similar, indicating that the binding sites at the soil surface are progressively occupied by the metal from the solution. On each soil sample, the decreasing order of sorption can be established as Pb >> Cu > Cd > Zn. When the four metals are simultaneously applied to each soil sample, their specific behavior is strongly affected by their interactions and/or competition for the available surface sites: we generally observed isotherm curves with a slight maximum before the plateau at higher solution concentration. Although Cu is only slightly affected by the other metals, in the case of Pb, Cd, and Zn, the sorbed amounts strongly decreased. © 2017, Saudi Society for Geosciences.
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L. Mouni, L. Belkhiri, A. Bouzaza, Jean-Claude Bollinger. Interactions between Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn and four different mine soils. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer, 2017, 10 (4), pp.77. ⟨10.1007/s12517-017-2864-9⟩. ⟨hal-01515142⟩



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