Investigation of Tin and Molybdenum concentrations in the Soils in the southern part of the Silesian Upland
1 Central Chemical Laboratory, Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PGI-NRI), 4 Rakowiecka Street, 00-975 WARSAW, Poland
2 Environmental Geology Department, Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute, 4 Rakowiecka Street, 00-975 WARSAW, Poland
Majority of soils from the southern part of the Silesian Upland (Poland) are highly degraded and contain elevated levels of heavy metals. Detailed studies, including dissemination, mobility and bioavailability have been conducted for most heavy metals, except tin and molybdenum. Therefore, the purpose of presented studies was evaluation of molybdenum and tin pollution and determination of their mobility and bioavailability in all soil types derived from the investigated area. A total of 9920 soil samples, including 5256 topsoil samples and 4664 subsoil samples were analyzed. Comparison of elements concentration between topsoil and subsoil allows identification of the source of pollution (natural or anthropogenic) of tested elements.
Key words: molybdenum / tin / soil / mobility / bioavailability
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