Assessing the soil quality of a former industrial area, using pollution load index and enrichment factor

Moldovan Ana and Török Anamaria Iulia and Băbălău-Fuss Vanda and Micle Valer: Assessing the soil quality of a former industrial area, using pollution load index and enrichment factor.

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Abstract

Soil degradation involves the decline of soil quality and fertility due to the acidification, salinization or chemical contamination of soils from agricultural or industrial sources. In this study, spatial changes of topsoil quality were investigated in the lower basin of Arieș River, an area with a wide history of industrial activities. A sampling campaign has been done along the lower Arieș catchment, during a rainy season (November 2019). The topsoils pH and metals content were analysed. In order to asses the quality of the soil samples, soil contamination index Cd and enrichment factor EF were computed. The results of the present study showed that the topsoil samples from the former industrial sites had a high Cu, Pb and As content. According to the Cd, one sample presented a level of concern due to high level of heavy metals content, and EF assigned a considerable degree of soil enrichment - in case of two topsoil samples.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2020
Volume: 26
ISBN: 978-963-306-771-0
Page Range: pp. 229-233
Language: English
Event Title: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (26.) (2020) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/73792/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Talajminőség, Kémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 233. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.04. Chemical sciences
Date Deposited: 2021. Nov. 17. 14:54
Last Modified: 2022. Aug. 08. 15:39
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/74002

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