Assessment of heavy metals in agricultural soils and their source apportionment: a Turkish district survey

Dartan G., Taspinar F., Toröz İ.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.187, no.3, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This study aimed at investigating the impact of industrialization on the quality of agricultural soils in the district of Bandirma, Turkey, in terms of soil heavy metal contamination. Many soil and phosphogypsum samples were analyzed, and enrichment factors (EFs) were calculated. The average concentration gradient of metals in the soil (mg/kg) was As