ARTYKUŁY NAUKOWE Metale w glebach dzielnicy Włochy

Hanna Tomassi-Morawiec, Anna Pasieczna, Wojciech Markowski


The metals in the soils of the W³ochy district in Warsaw.
A b s t r a c t. Chemical investigations of metals content in the soils (0.0–0.3 m) from the W³ochy district in Warsaw were conducted in Autumn 2012. Sixty-one samples were collected in sites earlier indicated, with particular reagard to post-industrial areas and productive plants as sources of contamination. The content of arsenic, barium, chromium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel, lead, tin, zinc and mercury was determined after digestion of samples in aqua regia. Additionally, the acidity and grain-size analyses of soil samples were carried out. The results of chemical and grain-size analyses are presented in a series of maps. An estimation of the degree of soil contamination by metals was carried out based on permissible limit values specified in Rozporz¹dzenie…., 2002. Over most of the district area the soils are included into groups A and B (80.3% of the samples) and they are mostly used according to the recommendation of Rozporządzenie…, 2002, as the residential or agricultural areas. The soils classified into group C (including the industrial and communication areas) occur in post-industrial areas, where productive and service plants are currently located, and along the communication routes. In the contaminated areas, migration of the metals is limited by soil alkalinity.

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