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Main Title Heavy metal contamination in soils of urban highways : comparison between runoff and soil concentrations at Cincinnati, Ohio /
Author Turer, Dilek,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Maynard, J. Barry,
Sansalone, J. John,
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 898357792
Subjects Soils--Heavy metal content. ; Heavy metals--Environmental aspects.
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
ERA watershed; transport; fate; sediments-road; chemistry; copper-road Brake Pad Partnership Technical Reference Library no.23.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TL269.B73 no.23 Brake Pad Partnership Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/22/2014
Collation pages 293-314 : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm
Caption title. Copy of journal article published in Water, Air and Soil Pollution v.132, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-314).
Contents Notes
Measured metals concentrations in roadside soil samples. Most vehicle-associated metals (including copper) were found in the top 15 centimeters of soil. Lead, zinc, and copper concentrations were closely correlated - in contrast to concentrations of nickel and chromium, which were not associated with each other nor with the first three metals. Sequential extraction of the samples by a method similar to that of Tessier (to identify the potential environmental availability of the metals) found that somewhat less than half of the copper was extracted before the "residual" extraction. Most of the extracted copper was in the "organically bound" and "carbonate bound" fractions. Separately, an "exchangeable" fraction was measured by suspending roadway soil samples overnight in an ammonium acetate solution; this extracted about 7% of the copper.