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Representing soil pollution by heavy metals using continous limitation scores

Romić, Marija; Hengl, Tomislav; Romić, Davor; Husnjak, Stjepan
Representing soil pollution by heavy metals using continous limitation scores // Computers & geosciences, 33 (2007), 10; 1316-1326 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Representing soil pollution by heavy metals using continous limitation scores

Romić, Marija ; Hengl, Tomislav ; Romić, Davor ; Husnjak, Stjepan

Computers & geosciences (0098-3004) 33 (2007), 10; 1316-1326

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Heavy metal concentrations; regression kriging; limitation scores; spatial planning; GIS

The paper suggests a methodology to represent overall soil pollution in a sampled area using continuous limitation scores. The interpolated heavy metal concentrations are first transformed to limitation scores using the exponential transfer function determined by using two threshold values: permissible concentration (0 limitation points) and seriously polluted soil (4 limitation points). The limitation scores can then be summed to produce the map of cumulative limitation scores and visualize the most critically polluted areas. The methodology was illustrated using the 784 soil samples analyzed for Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in the central region of Croatia. The samples were taken at 1×1 and grids and at fixed depths of 20 cm. Heavy metal concentrations in soil were determined by ICP-OES after microwave assisted aqua regia digestion. The sampled concentrations were interpolated using block regression-kriging with geology and land cover maps, terrain parameters and industrialization parameters as auxiliary predictors. The results showed that the best auxiliary predictors are geological map, ground water depth, NDVI and slope map and distance to urban areas. The spatial prediction was satisfactory for Cd, Ni, Pb and Zn, and somewhat less satisfactory for Cu and Cr. The final map of cumulative limitation scores showed that 33.5% of the total area is suitable for organic agriculture and 7.2% of the total area is seriously polluted by one or more heavy metals. This procedure can be used to assess suitability of soils for agricultural production and as a basis for possible legal commitments to maintain the soil quality.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Geologija, Poljoprivreda (agronomija)


Projekt / tema
178-1780692-2711 - Korelacija tla Hrvatske sa Svjetskom referentnom osnovom za tlo (Stjepan Husnjak, )
178-1782221-0350 - Zaslanjivanje tla - dijagnostika, procesi i utjecaj na biljku (Davor Romić, )

Agronomski fakultet, Zagreb

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