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Investigation of heavy metal mobility and availability by the BCR sequential extraction procedure: relationship between soil properties and heavy metals availability  

Posted on 4. December, 2014.

Surface soil and corn cob samples were collected from 15 different agricultural fields of Çanakkale, Turkey, and were analysed to determine the concentration of Cd, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn. BCR sequential extraction was used to extract the binding forms of the metals in the soil samples. 

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Oil Pollution in Nigeria

Posted on 28. March, 2011.

Environmental concerns throughout the world are always featured in Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability. Issue 1 of 2011 contains two articles about the contamination that affected communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria following a crude oil spillage. The inorganic and organic pollutants in soil, sediments and ground water have negative consequences for all ecosystems and subsequently for human health.

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Soil Quality Following Crude Oil Spillage in the Niger Delta

Posted on 9. March, 2011.

The latest issue of Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability contains two articles that investigate the contamination that affects so many communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria following crude oil spillage.

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Assessment of heavy metal speciation in soils impacted with crude oil in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Posted on 7. March, 2011.

Relatively little or no information is available regarding the speciation of metals in soils that have been significantly affected by crude oil spillage in the Niger Delta.

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Soil quality assessment 33 months after crude oil spillage and clean-up

Posted on 7. March, 2011.

Crude oil contaminated sites represent a major challenge in many communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Local soil contamination, mainly associated with operations and activities of the petroleum industry, is an actual and relevant environmental priority in the area.

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Biosorption of Malathion by Immobilised Cells of Bacillus sp.S14

Posted on 16. December, 2010.

Biosorption is potentially an attractive technology for treatment of wastewater for removing pesticide molecules from dilute solutions. This study continues Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability's interest in environmental matters.

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Hungary's Toxic Sludge Makes its Way to the Danube River...

Posted on 11. November, 2010.

Hungary’s toxic spill of red sludge, which has cascaded through dozens of villages contains a mix of metal oxides and is now making its way towards the Danube, Europe's second-longest river. The chemical forms and behaviour of such toxic compounds both in water and soil environments has for the past 22 years been the focus of attention of Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability.

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Biosorption of Malathion by Immobilized Cells of Bacillus sp.S14

Posted on 13. October, 2010.

In the current issue of Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability Sunita Adhikari, Parimal Chattopadhyay and Lalitagauri Ray from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, discuss the Biosorption of Malathion By Immobilized Cells of Bacillus sp.S14.

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Kew Scientists Discover the Largest Genome of them all

Posted on 11. October, 2010.

Scientists at Kew’s Jodrell Laboratory have discovered that Paris japonica, a striking rare native plant of Japan, has the largest genome of them all – bigger than the human genome and even larger than the previous record holder - the marbled lungfish. The results are published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

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