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Fixation of Iron and Zinc Applied as Chelates Into a Soil Column During Leaching1


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  1. Vol. 39 No. 6, p. 1213-1215
    Received: July 14, 1975
    Accepted: July 23, 1975

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  1. N. Lahav and
  2. M. Hochberg2



The movement of iron in the form of FeEDDHA and FeEDTA and zinc in the form of ZnEDTA was studied in columns of Rehovot sand under several flow rates and in the presence of either Ca(NO3)2 or KNO3 with the same ionic strength of 0.0375M/liter. Chloride was used as a tracer.

FeEDDHA was neither adsorbed nor fixed by the soil. Both ZnEDTA and FeEDTA were fixed in the soil column in the presence of Ca2+ but not in the presence of K+. ZnEDTA was not adsorbed significantly, whereas FeEDTA was adsorbed in the presence of either KNO3 or Ca(NO3)2 solutions. Reasonable agreement was obtained between experimental results and theoretical calculations of the breakthrough curves, based on the analytical solution of the general dispersion equation.

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