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Immobilization and phytotoxicity reduction of heavy metals in serpentine soil using biochar

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posted on 2023-11-03, 04:26 authored by Indika Herath, P Kumarathilaka, A Navaratne, N Rajakaruna, M Vithanage
Purpose: Serpentine soils derived from ultramafic rocks release elevated concentrations of toxic heavy metals into the environment. Hence, crop plants cultivated in or adjacent to serpentine soil may experience reduced growth due to phytotoxicity as well as accumulate toxic heavy metals in edible tissues. We investigated the potential of biochar (BC), a waste byproduct of bioenergy industry in Sri Lanka, as a soil amendment to immobilize Ni, Cr, and Mn in serpentine soil and minimize their phytotoxicity.

History

Journal

Journal of Soils and Sediments

Volume

15

Pagination

126-138

ISSN

1439-0108

eISSN

1614-7480

Language

English

Issue

1

Publisher

SPRINGER HEIDELBERG