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Main Title Simulation of nutrient loss from soils due to rainfall acidity /
Author Reuss, J. O., ; Reuss., John O.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., Oreg.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-053
Stock Number PB-285 174
OCLC Number 04161440
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Rain and rainfall--United States ; Acid rain ; Soil chemistry
Additional Subjects Rainfall ; Acidity ; Soil sciences ; Nutrients ; Losses ; Mathematical models ; Calcium oxides ; Plant ecology ; Plant nutrition ; Soil properties ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Evapotranspiration ; Concentration(Composition) ; Carbon dioxide ; Simulation ; Leaching ; Cations ; Ion exchanging ; Soil properties ; Air pollution ; Acid rain ; Precipitation washout
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-053 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/25/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-053 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-78-053 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-053 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
ESBD  EPA-600-3-78-053 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 08/29/2017
NTIS  PB-285 174 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 45 pages ; 28 cm.
This paper describes a simulation model that provides a quantitative system utilizing established relationships from soil chemistry to predict the most likely effect of rainfall acidity on the leaching of cations from noncalcareous soils. The model utilizes the relationships between lime potential (pH - 1/2pCa) and base saturation. The equilibrium between CO2 partial pressure and H(+) and HCO3(-) in solution, the apparent solubility product of AL(OH)3, the equilibrium of cations and anions in solution, the Freundlich isotherm description of sulfate adsorption, and mass balance considerations, to predict the distribution of ions between the solution and sorbed or exchangeable phases. Ionic composition of leachates in response to rainfall composition can thus be computed. Ions considered in the present version are H(+), Ca(2+), Al(+3), SO4(-2), Cl(-) and HCO3(-).
"May 1978." Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-44).
Contents Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-44).