Heavy metals are natural constituents of soils and their concentration varies depending on parental materials. The soils were formed by. In the last years, the content of heavy metal in soils has increased due to human activities as: distribution of fertilizers, pesticides, industries, waste disposal and air pollution. Due to these activities the life capacity of soils decreased; especially where the natural background is already high because of natural parental material richness in heavy metal. As a matter of fact it is very important to distinguish between the natural background values and anthropogenic inputs, and to understand that the background values change from area to area and with the scale of the area investigated. To evaluate the soil contamination rate different indexes like Enrichment Factor (EF) and geoaccumulation index (Igeo) can be applied. These indexes are used to assess the presence and intensity of anthropogenic contaminant deposition on surface soil.

Soil contamination evaluation by Enrichment Factor (EF) and Geoaccumulation Index (Igeo) / Barbieri, Maurizio; Nigro, Angela; Sappa, Giuseppe. - In: SENSES & SCIENCES. - ISSN 2284-2489. - ELETTRONICO. - 2:3(2015), pp. 94-97. [10.14616/sands-2015-3-9497]

Soil contamination evaluation by Enrichment Factor (EF) and Geoaccumulation Index (Igeo)

BARBIERI, Maurizio;NIGRO, ANGELA;SAPPA, Giuseppe
2015

Abstract

Heavy metals are natural constituents of soils and their concentration varies depending on parental materials. The soils were formed by. In the last years, the content of heavy metal in soils has increased due to human activities as: distribution of fertilizers, pesticides, industries, waste disposal and air pollution. Due to these activities the life capacity of soils decreased; especially where the natural background is already high because of natural parental material richness in heavy metal. As a matter of fact it is very important to distinguish between the natural background values and anthropogenic inputs, and to understand that the background values change from area to area and with the scale of the area investigated. To evaluate the soil contamination rate different indexes like Enrichment Factor (EF) and geoaccumulation index (Igeo) can be applied. These indexes are used to assess the presence and intensity of anthropogenic contaminant deposition on surface soil.
2015
Enrichment Factor; Geoaccumulation Index; Soil;
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Soil contamination evaluation by Enrichment Factor (EF) and Geoaccumulation Index (Igeo) / Barbieri, Maurizio; Nigro, Angela; Sappa, Giuseppe. - In: SENSES & SCIENCES. - ISSN 2284-2489. - ELETTRONICO. - 2:3(2015), pp. 94-97. [10.14616/sands-2015-3-9497]
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