Determination of cadmium levels in agricultural areas of Carsamba and Bafra plains

Cesur H., Kartal M. E.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.132, no.1-3, pp.165-169, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-006-9512-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-169
  • Keywords: cadmium pollution, fertilizers, Carsamba, Bafra, AAS, DUST SAMPLES, SOIL, BIOAVAILABILITY, FERTILIZERS, TOXICITY
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Cadmium pollution resulted from fertilizer applications were studied by determining cadmium levels in agricultural and non-agricultural soils of Bafra and Carsamba plains. Soil samples of 68 were collected from agricultural (34) and non-agricultural (34) areas. The sample of 2 g was placed in a test tube and digested with hydrochloric acid and nitric acid mixture (3:1, v/v) in an aluminum block. Taking up the evaporated residue was dissolved in 1% nitric acid and total cadmium concentrations were determined with GF-AAS. Mean level of cadmium contents were found in agricultural areas 0.162 +/- 0.078 for Carsamba and 0.433 +/- 0.288 mg kg(-1) for Bafra. The accuracy of the method was tested with determining cadmium contents of standard reference material and cadmium spiked soil samples.