Characterization of a heavy metal contaminated site

Margaret Katherine Banks, B. A. Hetrick, A. P. Schwab, K. G. Shetty, I. Abdelsaheb, G. Fleming

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Chemical and microbiological characteristics were determined for heavy metal contaminated, rhizosphere soil from a southeast Kansas mining site. Water soluble heavy metal concentrations were not correlated to any soil chemical or microbiological properties. However, plant available Zn and Cd were strongly dependent on soil pH. Bacterial heavy metal resistance in the rhizosphere increased as the level of plant available heavy metal increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-467
Number of pages5
JournalNational Conference on Environmental Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Event1992 National Conference on Environmental Engineering - Water Forum '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 2 1992Aug 6 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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