The Fluvisol and sediment trace element contamination level as related to their geogenic and anthropogenic source
R. Vácha, M. Sáňka, O. Sáňka, J. Skála, J. Čechmánkováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/723/2012-PSECitation:Vácha R., Sáňka M., Sáňka O., Skála J., Čechmánková J. (2013): The Fluvisol and sediment trace element contamination level as related to their geogenic and anthropogenic source . Plant Soil Environ., 59: 136-142.
The upper values of the extractability of trace elements (As, Be, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) in 2 mol/L HNO3 and 0.025 mol/L ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) (compared with their pseudototal content in aqua regia) for determination of prevailing anthropogenic and geogenic soil load were proposed and compared with the results of the other 30 Fluvisol samples collected from the Labe fluvial zone. The increased geogenic load of Fluvisols was confirmed in the case of Be and As in some localities where low extractability with increased pseudototal contents were detected as opposed to the other elements when their increased pseudototal contents were followed by their increased extractability. The maps of probability of increased geogenic soil load in the area of the Czech Republic based on the comparison of geological substrates and trace element load were constructed. The combination of proposed elements extractability values for geogenic load together with developed maps is a suitable tool for the definition of prevailing Fluvisol or sediment load on some localities in the whole area of the Czech Republic. The results can be also a useful tool in the decision making processes regarding dredged sediment application on agricultural soil (support tool for legislative norms, Direction No. 257/2009 Sb.).Keywords:
soil; dredged sediments; soil contamination; geological substrates