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Main Title Forest Soil Response to Acid and Salt Additions of Sulfate. 1. Sulfur Constituents and Net Retention.
Author David, M. B. ; Fasth, W. J. ; Vance, G. F. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Forestry.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/229;
Stock Number PB92-108182
Additional Subjects Forest land ; Soil analysis ; Acidification ; Sulfates ; Salts ; Land pollution ; Adsorption ; Environmental effects ; Mineralization ; Desorption ; Immobilization ; Experimental design ; pH ; Environmental transport ; Water pollution ; Ecosystems ; Soil chemistry ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB92-108182 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/24/1992
Collation 12p
The authors used soil columns constructed from a Maine Spodosol and Illinois Alfisol to investigate the retention of SO4(2-) added as Na2SO4 or H2SO4. Both organic and inorganic S pools were examined to determine how retention of added SO4(2-) was influenced by both mineralization/immobilization and adsorption/desorption processes. Forty columns were leached weekly for a year with simulated throughfall solutions containing base cations (Ca(2+), Mg(2+), K(+), Na(+), NH4(+), NO3(-), Cl(-), and either 80, 280, or 1080 microeq SO4(2-)/L for varying periods. At the conclusion of the experiment acid and control columns were destructively sampled by depth increments to examine organic (C-bonded S and ester sulfate) and extractable SO4(2-) concentrations, as well as soil pH. For all Spodosol columns, SO4(2-) adsorption by the B horizon was the dominant process of SO4(2-) retention; no changes in organic S pools were observed. Soils in acid columns retained greater SO4(2-) than salt columns, most likely due to pH dependent adsorption. However, all Spodosols retained large amounts of SO4(2-). In the Alfisol SO4(2-) retention was lower than in the Spodosols (<25%) due to a limited SO4(2-) adsorption capacity; mineralization of C- bonded S resulted in S inputs nearly equaling outputs. Although organic S was the dominant S pool in both soils, there was little mineralization overall, and inorganic adsorption appeared to be the primary process of SO4(2-) retention. (Copyright (c) 1991 by Williams & Wilkins.)