Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

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DOI: 10.18393/ejss.838700
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Konstantinova,E., Minkina ,T., Nevidomskaya,D., Mandzhieva,S., Bauer,T., Burachevskaya,M., Sushkova,S., 2021. Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia. Eurasian J Soil Sci 10(2):132 - 141. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700
Konstantinova,E.Minkina ,T.,Nevidomskaya,D.Mandzhieva,S.Bauer,T.Burachevskaya,M.,& Sushkova,S. Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 10(2):132 - 141. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700
Konstantinova,E.Minkina ,T.,Nevidomskaya,D.Mandzhieva,S.Bauer,T.Burachevskaya,M., and ,Sushkova,S."Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 10.2 (2021):132 - 141. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700
Konstantinova,E.Minkina ,T.,Nevidomskaya,D.Mandzhieva,S.Bauer,T.Burachevskaya,M., and ,Sushkova,S. "Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,10(Apr 2021):132 - 141 DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700
E,Konstantinova.T,Minkina .D,Nevidomskaya.S,Mandzhieva.T,Bauer.M,Burachevskaya.S,Sushkova "Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol.10, no.2, pp.132 - 141 (Apr 2021), DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700
Konstantinova,Elizaveta ;Minkina ,Tatiana ;Nevidomskaya,Dina ;Mandzhieva,Saglara ;Bauer,Tatiana ;Burachevskaya,Marina ;Sushkova,Svetlana Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, (2021),10.2:132 - 141. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700

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Konstantinova, E., Minkina , T., Nevidomskaya, D., Mandzhieva, S., Bauer, T., Burachevskaya, M., Sushkova, S., 2021. Exchangeable form of potentially toxic elements in floodplain soils along the river-marine systems of Southern Russia. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 10(2): 132 - 141. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.838700

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Elizaveta Konstantinova , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Tatiana Minkina , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Dina Nevidomskaya , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Saglara Mandzhieva , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Tatiana Bauer , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Marina Burachevskaya , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Svetlana Sushkova , Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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Article first published online : 10 Dec 2020
Manuscript Accepted : 01 Dec 2020
Manuscript Received: 11 May 2020
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.838700
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.838700

Abstract

Large rivers and especially their deltaic parts and adjacent coastal zones are subjected to strong anthropogenic influence and are often considered as hotspots of environmental pollution. The Don River is one of the largest and most important rivers in the South of Russia. The Don River basin is a highly urbanized area with developed agriculture and industry which negatively affect water quality, aquatic ecosystems and soils. The main objectives of the proposed research were to determine the levels exchangeable form of PHEs in soils of various aquatic landscapes of the study area, as well as to reveal the relationships between the content of exchangeable PTEs and the physical–chemical properties of floodplain soils. The obtained results showed that soils of the Lower Don and Taganrog Bay coastal zone are rather contrast in terms of properties and metal contents, which indicates the variability of landscapes, natural and anthropogenic processes in the studied systems. High CV values for a number of metals such as Pb, Zn, Cd and Cr indirectly indicate strong anthropogenic influence on these environments. The group median values for extractable forms for most of the metals except for Cu and Ni were higher for urbanized areas. The results of PCA analysis showed that there are two association of metals in terms of geochemical behavior and sources. The first one included Cr-Zn-Pb-Cd, the elements of anthropogenic origin, the second Mn, Ni, and Cu, which are probably of mixed origin. The obtained results showed that the Lower Don and Taganrog Bay coastal zone is a diverse and complex system subjected to anthropogenic activities, which is pronounced in the enrichment of aquatic soils with a number of metals and higher proportions of exchangeable forms from different types of sources that likely can be of both local and whole basin scale.

Keywords

Floodplain, heavy metals, Fluvisols, the Don River, Taganrog Bay, Azov Sea.

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Abstract

Large rivers and especially their deltaic parts and adjacent coastal zones are subjected to strong anthropogenic influence and are often considered as hotspots of environmental pollution. The Don River is one of the largest and most important rivers in the South of Russia. The Don River basin is a highly urbanized area with developed agriculture and industry which negatively affect water quality, aquatic ecosystems and soils. The main objectives of the proposed research were to determine the levels exchangeable form of PHEs in soils of various aquatic landscapes of the study area, as well as to reveal the relationships between the content of exchangeable PTEs and the physical–chemical properties of floodplain soils. The obtained results showed that soils of the Lower Don and Taganrog Bay coastal zone are rather contrast in terms of properties and metal contents, which indicates the variability of landscapes, natural and anthropogenic processes in the studied systems. High CV values for a number of metals such as Pb, Zn, Cd and Cr indirectly indicate strong anthropogenic influence on these environments. The group median values for extractable forms for most of the metals except for Cu and Ni were higher for urbanized areas. The results of PCA analysis showed that there are two association of metals in terms of geochemical behavior and sources. The first one included Cr-Zn-Pb-Cd, the elements of anthropogenic origin, the second Mn, Ni, and Cu, which are probably of mixed origin. The obtained results showed that the Lower Don and Taganrog Bay coastal zone is a diverse and complex system subjected to anthropogenic activities, which is pronounced in the enrichment of aquatic soils with a number of metals and higher proportions of exchangeable forms from different types of sources that likely can be of both local and whole basin scale.

Keywords: Floodplain, heavy metals, Fluvisols, the Don River, Taganrog Bay, Azov Sea.

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