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Transfer Function for Phytoavailable Heavy Metals in Contaminated Agricultural Soils: The Case of The Korean Agricultural Soils Affected by The Abandoned Mining Sites
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Transfer Function for Phytoavailable Heavy Metals in Contaminated Agricultural Soils: The Case of The Korean Agricultural Soils Affected by The Abandoned Mining Sites
Lim, Ga-Hee; Kim, Kye-Hoon; Seo, Byoung-Hwan; Kim, Kwon-Rae;
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 Abstract
BACKGROUND: Application of the transfer functions derived from local soil data is necessary in order to develop proper management protocols for agricultural soils contaminated with heavy metals through phytoavailability control of the heavy metals. The aim of this study was to derive the transfer functions of Korean agricultural soils affected by the abandoned mining sites and evaluate suitability of the derived transfer functions. METHODS AND RESULTS: 142 agricultural soils affected by the abandoned mining sites were collected and analyzed. Two extraction methods, including 1 M extraction and 0.01 M extraction were applied to determine phytoavailable metal pools in soils. Multiple stepwise regression of phytoavailable metal pools against the corresponding total metal concentration and soil properties was conducted to derive suitable transfer functions for estimating phytoavailable heavy metal pools. Applicability of the derived transfer functions was examined by calculating NME and NRMSE. CONCLUSION: Soil pH and organic matter were valid variables for derivation of the transfer functions which were applicable for estimating phytoavailable metal concentrations in the soils being contaminated by heavy metals. In addition, it was confirmed that transfer functions need to be developed based on local soil conditions to accurately estimate heavy metal-phytoavailability.
 Keywords
Agricultural soils;Heavy metals;Phytoavailability;Soil properties;Transfer function;
 Language
Korean
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