The Binding of Heavy Metals and Arsenic in the Soil by [3-(2-Aminoethylamino)Propyl]Trimethoxysilane
Piotr Grzesiak1, Joanna Łukaszyk1, Joanna Kurczewska2, Grzegorz Schroeder2
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1Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, W.
Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland
2Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University,
Umultowska 89b, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(3):961-965
This paper describes the results of research concerning the binding of heavy metals and arsenic (HM+As) by [3-(2-Aminoethylamino)propyl]trimethoxysilane. The studies have been carried out on soils sampled from areas affected by emissions from the Głogów Copper Smelter and Refinery. The currently applied technique of soil stabilization of HMs by pH changing does not guarantee their permanent blocking in a sorption complex. The research aims to increase food safety in areas of industrial impact.
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