Application of test kits for water samples to screening contaminated soils for chromium (VI)

Hiroyuki Sakat, Kazumichi Imai, Yoshihiro Suzuki, Shin Ichiro Wada

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Abstract

To develop a screening method for chromium (VI) in soils, test kits normally used for water samples were applied to the water extracts from two chromium (VI)-contaminated reference soil samples. The chromium (VI) contents determined by water extraction at an ambient temperature and detection by commercial test kits amounted to 71% and 34% of the certified content for sandy loam and clay soil, respectively. The recovery increased to 82% and 59% for respective soil when the extraction was made with a mixed sodium carbonate-sodium hydroxide solution that is employed in the standard method for soil chromium. These results indicate that the extraction with water or alkaline solution combined with chromium (IV)-detection by test kits works as a rapid screening method for chromium (VI) in contaminated soils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-483
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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