Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

Volume 8, Issue 3, Jun 2019, Pages 196-207
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.554942
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Mojid,M., Hossain,A., Wyseure,G., Ashraf,M., 2019. Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters. Eurasian J Soil Sci 8(3):196-207. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942
Mojid,M.,Hossain,A.Wyseure,G.,& Ashraf,M. Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8(3):196-207. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942
Mojid,M.,Hossain,A.Wyseure,G., and ,Ashraf,M."Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8.3 (2019):196-207. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942
Mojid,M.,Hossain,A.Wyseure,G., and ,Ashraf,M. "Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,8(Jun 2019):196-207 DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942
M,Mojid.A,Hossain.G,Wyseure.M,Ashraf "Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol.8, no.3, pp.196-207 (Jun 2019), DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942
Mojid,Md. Abdul ;Hossain,A.B.M. Zahid ;Wyseure,Guido C.L ;Ashraf,Md. Ali Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, (2019),8.3:196-207. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942

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Mojid, M., Hossain, A., Wyseure, G., Ashraf, M., 2019. Pedo-transfer functions with multiple linear regressions to predict solute-transport parameters. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 8(3): 196-207. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.554942

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Md. Abdul Mojid , Department of Irrigation and Water Management, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh Mymensingh, Bangladesh
A.B.M. Zahid Hossain , Irrigation and Water Management Division, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Guido C.L Wyseure , Division of Soil and Water Management, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Md. Ali Ashraf , Department of Farm Structure and Environmental Engineering, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

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Article first published online : 17 Apr 2019
Manuscript Accepted : 15 Apr 2019
Manuscript Received: 11 Oct 2018
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.554942
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.554942

Abstract

Transport parameters of soluble chemicals through soils are needed to assess the pollution risks of soil and groundwater resources. But, it is time consuming, laborious, expensive and, practically, impossible to experimentally measure such parameters for a wide range of solutes and soil types. So, indirect estimate of the parameters by pedo-transfer function is becoming popular. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate pedo-transfer functions (PTFs) for solute-transport parameters by multiple linear regression (MLR) analysis. For this, transport parameters of three heavy metal /metalloid compounds (NaAsO2, Pb(NO3)2, Cd(NO3)2), a pesticide (carbendazim) and an inert salt (CaCl2) through 14 agricultural soils of Bangladesh were determined. The transport experiments were done in repacked soil columns under unsaturated steady-state water flow conditions. Breakthrough data of the solutes were measured with time-domain reflectometry (TDR), and velocity (V), dispersion coefficient (D) and retardation factor (R) of the solutes were determined by analyzing the data by a transfer-function method. Bulk density (), organic carbon (OC) content, clay (C) content, pH, median grain diameter (D50) and uniformity coefficient (Cu) of the soils were determined. Regression models for V, D and R were developed with , OC, C, pH, D50 and Cu as the input variables. Bulk density and clay content were found the most sensitive input variables to the MLR models. The MLR models fairly predicted V, D and R, and thus provide a way of significantly enhancing prediction of reactive solute transport through agricultural soils.

Keywords

Soluble chemicals, soil properties, solute movement, indirect estimate.

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References

Achat, D.L., Pousse, N., Nicolas, M., Brédoire, F., Augusto, L., 2016. Soil properties controlling inorganic phosphorus availability: general results from a national forest network and a global compilation of the literature. Biogeochemistry 127(2–3): 255–272.

Alibuyog, N.R., 2007. Development of pedotransfer functions for predicting soil hydraulic properties and solute-transport parameters using artificial neural network analysis. Ph.D. Thesis in Agricultural Engineering, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines.

Black, C.A., 1965. Method of soil analysis. Part-I and II. Agronomy No. 9. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Bouma, J., 1989. Using soil survey data for quantitative land evaluation. In: Advances in Soil Science. Springer, New York, NY. pp. 177–213.

Bromly, M., Hinz, C., Aylmore, L.A.G., 2007. Relation of dispersivity to properties of homogeneous saturated repacked soil columns. European Journal of Soil Science 58(1): 293–301.

BS 1377, 1990. Methods of Test for Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes. British Standards Institution, London. 2004.

Dian-qing, L.V., Wang, H., Pan, Y., Wang, L., 2010. Effect of bulk density changes on soil solute transport characteristics. Journal of Natural Science of Hunan Normal University 33(1): 75–79.

Draper, N.R., Smith, H., 1981. Applied Regression Analysis. 2nd edn. John Wiley and Sons. New York, USA.

Geman, S., Bienenstock, E., Doursat, R., 1992. Neural networks and the bias/variance dilemma. Neural Computation, 4(1): 1–58.

Gonçalves, M.C., Leij, F.J., Schaap, M.G., 2001. Pedotransfer functions for solute transport parameters of Portuguese soils. European Journal of Soil Science 52(4): 563–574.

Gonçalves, M.C., Pereira, L.S., Leij, F.J., 1997. Pedo‐transfer functions for estimating unsaturated hydraulic properties of Portuguese soils. European Journal of Soil Science 48(3): 387-400.

Horn, A.L., Reiher, W., Düring, R.A., Gäth, S., 2006. Efficiency of pedotransfer functions describing cadmium sorption in soils. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 170(1–4): 229–247.

Jackson, M.L., 1962. Soil Chemical Analysis. Prentice Hall, Inc. Englewood Chiffs, Ny, USA.

Kodešová, R., Kočárek, M., Kodeš, V., Drábek, O., Kozák, J., Hejtmánková, K., 2011. Pesticide adsorption in relation to soil properties and soil type distribution in regional scale. Journal of Hazardous Materials 186(1): 540–550.

Moeys, J., Bergheaud, V., Coquet, Y., 2011. Pedotransfer functions for isoproturon sorption on soils and vadose zone materials. Pest Management Science 67(10): 1309–1319.

Mojid, M.A., Hossain, A.B.M.Z., Cappuyns, V., Wyseure, G.C.L., 2016. Transport characteristics of heavy metals, metalloids and pesticides through major agricultural soils of Bangladesh as determined by TDR. Soil Research 54(8): 970-984.

Mojid, M.A., Hossain, A.B.M.Z., Wyseure, G.C.L., 2018. Relation of reactive solute-transport parameters to basic soil properties. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 7(4): 326–336.

Mojid, M.A., Rose, D.A., Wyseure, G.C.L., 2004. A transfer-function method for analysing breakthrough data in the time domain of the transport process. European Journal of Soil Science 55(4): 699–711.

Mojid, M.A., Vereecken, H., 2005. On the physical meaning of retardation factor and velocity of a nonlinearly sorbing solute. Journal of Hydrology 302(1-4): 127–136.

Nelson, D.W., Sommers, L.E., 1982. Total carbon, organic carbon, and organic matter. In: Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 2. Chemical and Microbiological Properties. Page, A.L, Miller, R.H., Keeney, D.R. (Eds.). 2nd Edition. Agronomy Monograph, vol. 9. ASA and SSSA, Madison, WI, USA. pp. 539-579.

Perfect, E., Sukop, M.C., Haszler, G.R., 2002. Prediction of dispersivity for undisturbed soil columns from water retention parameters. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66(3): 696–701.

Phillips, I.R., 2006. Modelling water and chemical transport in large undisturbed soil cores using HYDRUS-2D. Soil Research 44(1): 27–34.

Piegorsch, W.W., Bailer, A.J., 2005. Quantitative risk assessment with stimulus‐response data. In: Analyzing Environmental Data, Piegorsch, W.W., Bailer, A.J. (Eds.).  Chichester, West Sussex, UK. pp. 171–214.

Porro, I., Wierenga, P.J., Hills, R.G., 1993. Solute transport through large uniform and layered soil columns. Water Resources Research 29(4): 1321–1330.

Rashid, M.A., 1999. On the linearity of multiple regression model. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Engineering 10 (1–2): 67–76.

Rose, D.A., Abbas, F., Adey, M.A., 2006. Limitations in the use of electrical conductivity to monitor the behaviour of soil solution. Soil Research 44(7): 695−700.

Sarmah, A.K., Close, M.E., Pang, L., Lee, R., Green, S.R., 2005. Field study of pesticide leaching in a Himatangi sand (Manawatu) and a Kiripaka bouldery clay loam (Northland). 2. Simulation using LEACHM, HYDRUS-1D, GLEAMS, and SPASMO models. Australian Journal of Soil Research 43(4): 471−489.

Schaap, M.G., Leij, F.J., 1998. Database-related accuracy and uncertainty of pedotransfer functions. Soil Science 163(10): 765–779.

Soil Survey Staff, 1975. Soil taxonomy. USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 436. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 754.

Springob, G., Böttcher, J., 1998. Parameterization and regionalization of Cd sorption characteristics of sandy soils. I. Freundlich type parameters. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 161(6): 689–696.

Touil, S., Degre, A., Chabaca, M.N., 2016. Sensitivity analysis of point and parametric pedotransfer functions for estimating water retention of soils in Algeria. Soil 2(4): 647–657.

Van Looy, K., Bouma, J., Herbst, M., Koestel, J., Minasny, B., Mishra, U., Montzka, C., Nemes, A., Pachepsky, Y., Padarian, J., Schaap, M.G., Tóth, B., Verhoef, A.,  Vanderborght, J.,  van der Ploeg, M.J.,  Weihermüller, L.,  Zacharias, S.,  Zhang, Y.,  Vereecken, H., 2017. Pedotransfer functions in Earth system science: challenges and perspectives. Reviews of Geophysics 55(4): 1199–1256.

Vereecken, H., 1992. Derivation and validation of pedotransfer functions for soil hydraulic properties. In: Indirect methods for estimating the hydraulic properties of unsaturated soils. van Genuchten, M.T., Leij, F.J., Lund, L.J. (Eds.). University of California, Riverside, CA. pp. 473–488.

Ward, A.L., Elrick, D.E., Kachanoski, R.G., 1994. laboratory measurements of solute transport using time-domain reflectometry. Soil Science Society of America Journal 58(4): 1031–1039.

Abstract

Transport parameters of soluble chemicals through soils are needed to assess the pollution risks of soil and groundwater resources. But, it is time consuming, laborious, expensive and, practically, impossible to experimentally measure such parameters for a wide range of solutes and soil types. So, indirect estimate of the parameters by pedo-transfer function is becoming popular. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate pedo-transfer functions (PTFs) for solute-transport parameters by multiple linear regression (MLR) analysis. For this, transport parameters of three heavy metal /metalloid compounds (NaAsO2, Pb(NO3)2, Cd(NO3)2), a pesticide (carbendazim) and an inert salt (CaCl2) through 14 agricultural soils of Bangladesh were determined. The transport experiments were done in repacked soil columns under unsaturated steady-state water flow conditions. Breakthrough data of the solutes were measured with time-domain reflectometry (TDR), and velocity (V), dispersion coefficient (D) and retardation factor (R) of the solutes were determined by analyzing the data by a transfer-function method. Bulk density (g), organic carbon (OC) content, clay (C) content, pH, median grain diameter (D50) and uniformity coefficient (Cu) of the soils were determined. Regression models for V, D and R were developed with g, OC, C, pH, D50 and Cu as the input variables. Bulk density and clay content were found the most sensitive input variables to the MLR models. The MLR models fairly predicted V, D and R, and thus provide a way of significantly enhancing prediction of reactive solute transport through agricultural soils.

Keywords: Soluble chemicals, soil properties, solute movement, indirect estimate.

References

Achat, D.L., Pousse, N., Nicolas, M., Brédoire, F., Augusto, L., 2016. Soil properties controlling inorganic phosphorus availability: general results from a national forest network and a global compilation of the literature. Biogeochemistry 127(2–3): 255–272.

Alibuyog, N.R., 2007. Development of pedotransfer functions for predicting soil hydraulic properties and solute-transport parameters using artificial neural network analysis. Ph.D. Thesis in Agricultural Engineering, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines.

Black, C.A., 1965. Method of soil analysis. Part-I and II. Agronomy No. 9. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Bouma, J., 1989. Using soil survey data for quantitative land evaluation. In: Advances in Soil Science. Springer, New York, NY. pp. 177–213.

Bromly, M., Hinz, C., Aylmore, L.A.G., 2007. Relation of dispersivity to properties of homogeneous saturated repacked soil columns. European Journal of Soil Science 58(1): 293–301.

BS 1377, 1990. Methods of Test for Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes. British Standards Institution, London. 2004.

Dian-qing, L.V., Wang, H., Pan, Y., Wang, L., 2010. Effect of bulk density changes on soil solute transport characteristics. Journal of Natural Science of Hunan Normal University 33(1): 75–79.

Draper, N.R., Smith, H., 1981. Applied Regression Analysis. 2nd edn. John Wiley and Sons. New York, USA.

Geman, S., Bienenstock, E., Doursat, R., 1992. Neural networks and the bias/variance dilemma. Neural Computation, 4(1): 1–58.

Gonçalves, M.C., Leij, F.J., Schaap, M.G., 2001. Pedotransfer functions for solute transport parameters of Portuguese soils. European Journal of Soil Science 52(4): 563–574.

Gonçalves, M.C., Pereira, L.S., Leij, F.J., 1997. Pedo‐transfer functions for estimating unsaturated hydraulic properties of Portuguese soils. European Journal of Soil Science 48(3): 387-400.

Horn, A.L., Reiher, W., Düring, R.A., Gäth, S., 2006. Efficiency of pedotransfer functions describing cadmium sorption in soils. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 170(1–4): 229–247.

Jackson, M.L., 1962. Soil Chemical Analysis. Prentice Hall, Inc. Englewood Chiffs, Ny, USA.

Kodešová, R., Kočárek, M., Kodeš, V., Drábek, O., Kozák, J., Hejtmánková, K., 2011. Pesticide adsorption in relation to soil properties and soil type distribution in regional scale. Journal of Hazardous Materials 186(1): 540–550.

Moeys, J., Bergheaud, V., Coquet, Y., 2011. Pedotransfer functions for isoproturon sorption on soils and vadose zone materials. Pest Management Science 67(10): 1309–1319.

Mojid, M.A., Hossain, A.B.M.Z., Cappuyns, V., Wyseure, G.C.L., 2016. Transport characteristics of heavy metals, metalloids and pesticides through major agricultural soils of Bangladesh as determined by TDR. Soil Research 54(8): 970-984.

Mojid, M.A., Hossain, A.B.M.Z., Wyseure, G.C.L., 2018. Relation of reactive solute-transport parameters to basic soil properties. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 7(4): 326–336.

Mojid, M.A., Rose, D.A., Wyseure, G.C.L., 2004. A transfer-function method for analysing breakthrough data in the time domain of the transport process. European Journal of Soil Science 55(4): 699–711.

Mojid, M.A., Vereecken, H., 2005. On the physical meaning of retardation factor and velocity of a nonlinearly sorbing solute. Journal of Hydrology 302(1-4): 127–136.

Nelson, D.W., Sommers, L.E., 1982. Total carbon, organic carbon, and organic matter. In: Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 2. Chemical and Microbiological Properties. Page, A.L, Miller, R.H., Keeney, D.R. (Eds.). 2nd Edition. Agronomy Monograph, vol. 9. ASA and SSSA, Madison, WI, USA. pp. 539-579.

Perfect, E., Sukop, M.C., Haszler, G.R., 2002. Prediction of dispersivity for undisturbed soil columns from water retention parameters. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66(3): 696–701.

Phillips, I.R., 2006. Modelling water and chemical transport in large undisturbed soil cores using HYDRUS-2D. Soil Research 44(1): 27–34.

Piegorsch, W.W., Bailer, A.J., 2005. Quantitative risk assessment with stimulus‐response data. In: Analyzing Environmental Data, Piegorsch, W.W., Bailer, A.J. (Eds.).  Chichester, West Sussex, UK. pp. 171–214.

Porro, I., Wierenga, P.J., Hills, R.G., 1993. Solute transport through large uniform and layered soil columns. Water Resources Research 29(4): 1321–1330.

Rashid, M.A., 1999. On the linearity of multiple regression model. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Engineering 10 (1–2): 67–76.

Rose, D.A., Abbas, F., Adey, M.A., 2006. Limitations in the use of electrical conductivity to monitor the behaviour of soil solution. Soil Research 44(7): 695−700.

Sarmah, A.K., Close, M.E., Pang, L., Lee, R., Green, S.R., 2005. Field study of pesticide leaching in a Himatangi sand (Manawatu) and a Kiripaka bouldery clay loam (Northland). 2. Simulation using LEACHM, HYDRUS-1D, GLEAMS, and SPASMO models. Australian Journal of Soil Research 43(4): 471−489.

Schaap, M.G., Leij, F.J., 1998. Database-related accuracy and uncertainty of pedotransfer functions. Soil Science 163(10): 765–779.

Soil Survey Staff, 1975. Soil taxonomy. USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 436. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 754.

Springob, G., Böttcher, J., 1998. Parameterization and regionalization of Cd sorption characteristics of sandy soils. I. Freundlich type parameters. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 161(6): 689–696.

Touil, S., Degre, A., Chabaca, M.N., 2016. Sensitivity analysis of point and parametric pedotransfer functions for estimating water retention of soils in Algeria. Soil 2(4): 647–657.

Van Looy, K., Bouma, J., Herbst, M., Koestel, J., Minasny, B., Mishra, U., Montzka, C., Nemes, A., Pachepsky, Y., Padarian, J., Schaap, M.G., Tóth, B., Verhoef, A.,  Vanderborght, J.,  van der Ploeg, M.J.,  Weihermüller, L.,  Zacharias, S.,  Zhang, Y.,  Vereecken, H., 2017. Pedotransfer functions in Earth system science: challenges and perspectives. Reviews of Geophysics 55(4): 1199–1256.

Vereecken, H., 1992. Derivation and validation of pedotransfer functions for soil hydraulic properties. In: Indirect methods for estimating the hydraulic properties of unsaturated soils. van Genuchten, M.T., Leij, F.J., Lund, L.J. (Eds.). University of California, Riverside, CA. pp. 473–488.

Ward, A.L., Elrick, D.E., Kachanoski, R.G., 1994. laboratory measurements of solute transport using time-domain reflectometry. Soil Science Society of America Journal 58(4): 1031–1039.



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