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Main Title Behavior of metals in soils /
Author McLean, Joan E. ; Bledsoe, B. E.
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Bledsoe, Bert E.
CORP Author Utah Water Research Lab., Logan.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Technology Innovation Office, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response] ; [Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory],
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/540-S-92-018; PB94-121688
Stock Number PB93-131480
OCLC Number 27731802
Subjects Metal wastes--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--Leaching--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--United States--Leaching
Additional Subjects Metals ; Environmental transport ; Soil analysis ; Surface chemistry ; Land pollution ; Waste disposal ; Soil science ; Thermodynamic equilibrium ; Computerized simulation ; Chemical properties ; Retention ; Adsorption ; Physical properties
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EHAM  QH545.W28M44 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 540-S-92-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/29/2015
ELAD  EPA 540-S-92-018 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 05/14/2012
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-S-92-018 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 540-S-92-018 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/28/1998
EMBD  EPA/540/S-92/018 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
ESAD  EPA 540-S-92-018 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/03/1997
NTIS  PB93-131480 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 25 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Metals added to soil will normally be retained at the soil surface. Movement of metals into other environmental compartments, i.e. groundwater, surface water, or the atmosphere, should be minimal as long as the retention capacity of the soil is not exceeded. The extent of movement of a metal in the soil system is intimately related to the solution and surface chemistry of the soil and to the specific properties of the metal and associated waste matrix. The retention mechanisms for metals added to soil include absorption of the metal by the soil solid surfaces and precipitation. In addition to soil properties, consideration must be given to the type of metal and its concentration and to the presence of competing ions, complexing ligands, and the pH and redox potential of the soil-waste matrix. Because of the wide range of soil characteristics and various forms by which metals can be added to soil, evaluating the extent of metal retention by a soil is site/soil/waste specific. Laboratory methods for evaluating the behavior of metals in soils are available in the literature. Thermodynamic equilibrium computer models are also available to assist with the evaluation. The advantages and disadvantages of some of the available procedures and models have been presented in the document.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 1993-0075-P. "October 1992." Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-25). "EPA/540-S-92-018."