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Main Title Solid Phase Formation and Solution Chemistry of Nickel in Soils: 1. Theoretical.
Author Sadiq, M. ; Enfield, C. G. ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Agronomy.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/276;
Stock Number PB85-192987
Additional Subjects Soil analysis ; Nickel ; Solid phases ; Solutions ; Mathematical models ; Thermodynamics ; Environmental surveys ; Stability ; Sediments ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-192987 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 10p
Nickel (Ni) may be an environmental pollutant. It is phytotoxic as well as zootoxic, especially to marine life. It results in carcinogenesis and many other metabolic complications. The main sources of environmental contamination of Ni are nickel refineries, industrial and municipal wastes, and auto emissions. No matter what the sources of environmental contamination, soils and sediments are the ultimate receptacles of Ni. Nickel is introduced into human and animal food chains mainly through water and plants. One way of understanding the chemical behavior of Ni in soils is by simulating thermodynamic stability models of various Ni minerals and solution species in soils. The objectives of this paper are to develop such stability models of probable Ni minerals and solution species in soils and to discuss their role in a soil environment.