Mineralogy, zinc kinetic adsorption and sequential extraction of contaminated soil in Manaus, Amazon

Wamber Broni de Souza, Genilson Pereira Santana
2014 Ciência Rural  
Zinc is a heavy metal that enters the environment as consequence of both natural and anthropogenic activities. The association of the soil geochemical fractions and adsorption kinetics were studied to evaluate the behavior of the Zn in a contaminated Utisol soil. The contaminated soil samples were collected at depth 0-20, 20-40, 40-60, and 60-80cm into the Manaus Industrial District (MID) region. The study was performed in soil fractions at 50µm being the samples submitted to sequential
more » ... on, batch experiments, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The adsorption kinetics was fitted according to Lagergren equation. The physical and chemical proprieties of soil showed that organic matter has low cation adsorption capacity and the existence of kaolinite poorly ordered, monoclinic and mixed with others mineral. The kinetics experiments performed indicated that the Zn is adsorbed by sorption process most probably with the formation of two bidentate surfaces. The Zn contents are above established by CETESB (reference value 60mg kg-1) being observed remarkable differences between exchangeable and residual fraction.
doi:10.1590/s0103-84782014000500005 fatcat:56p4ooxy5nezje6kp3y35e2b2e