Heavy metal concentration, distribution and bioavailability in floodplain soils of the River Manifold and Derwent, UK
PublisherUniversity of the West of England, Bristol
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This study investigates and examines the concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn in the Manifold and Derwent floodplain soils, their distribution across the floodplains, transportation along the river channels, bioavailability to grazing grasses, and association with soil pH and organic matter. Six floodplains (2 from the Manifold catchment and 4 from the Derwent catchment) have been chosen as field sites, and 61 paired soil and grass samples have been collected and analysed.