Evaluation of heavy metal contamination to planting base soil in Shenyang, China

Bin Hui Jiang, Li Jiang, Li Li Fu, Chang Qi Yao, Yong Gang Huang, Wei Dong Wang

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Abstract

The distribution and accumulation of heavy metals in the planting base soils in Shenyang, northeast of China, were investigated. Sixty soil samples were collected and characterized for heavy metals contents (As, Cd, Cr, Pb, Hg, Ni, Cu and Zn). Concentration data were processed using correlation analysis and soils pollution assessment was carried out using geoaccumulation and PI. The results revealed that eight heavy metals contents of planting base all reached pollution level, which Pb and Hg pollution relatively serious, reached 2.41 and 2.1 respectively. The order of heavy metal pollution levels are: Pb> Hg> Zn = Cu> As> Ni> Cd> Cr. A significant correlation exists in Pb-Cd, Pb-Cu, Cd-As, Cu-Ni, while an extremely significant correlation exists between Zn-Cu. In addition to the parent material soil, the sources of soil heavy metals are mainly by the industrial, agricultural, transportation or other human activities and the effect of atmospheric transport and deposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering
Pages1494-1499
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering, CMTEE 2013 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Aug 21 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume779
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering, CMTEE 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period8/21/138/23/13

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Heavy metal pollution
  • Pollution index
  • Soil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Jiang, B. H., Jiang, L., Fu, L. L., Yao, C. Q., Huang, Y. G., & Wang, W. D. (2013). Evaluation of heavy metal contamination to planting base soil in Shenyang, China. In Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering (pp. 1494-1499). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 779). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.779-780.1494