Acidification and metal mobilization: effects of land use changes on Cd mobility

P.F. Römkens, W. de Vries

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    Owing to the present EU policy, arable land is converted into forest. Termination of liming will lead to a decrease in soil pH and an increase in the concentrations of soil organic matter and dissolved organic carbon. Both field measurements and modelpredictions indicate that the decrease in soil pH from near-neutral values to approximately 3 to 4 will occur within forty to sixty years after afforestation. As a result, cadmium solution concentrations will increase by a factor of two to six and leaching losses and plant uptake are expected to increase accordingly.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAcid rain research: do we have enough answers?; proceedings of a speciality conference, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, 10-12 October 1994. Amsterdam etc., Elsevier, 1995. Stud. environ. Sci. 64
    EditorsG.J. Heij, J.W. Erisman
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


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