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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 187 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-015-4337-5
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT

Abstract

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