Fractionation and sequential extraction of heavy metals in the soil of scrapyard of discarded vehicles
Jaradat, Q.M.; Massadeh, A.M.; Zaitoun, M.A.; Maitah, B.M.
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 112(1-3): 197-210
ISSN/ISBN: 0167-6369 PMID: 16404541 DOI: 10.1007/s10661-006-0356-6
Chemical and physical size fractionation of heavy metals were carried out on 20 soil samples from the scrap yard area. Tessier method was used in sequential extraction. Cadmium showed the highest levels among the other elements studied in the exchangeable fraction (about 33%), while other elements showed low levels in this fraction (>=1%).