Tracking of copper in contaminated soils

M. C. Hsiao, Hong-Paul Wang, C. H. Huang, Juu-En Chang, Yu Ling Wei

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Abstract

Tracking of copper in the soils contaminated by a nearby printed circuit board (PCB) waste recycling plant and the wire-burnt residue has been studied by X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. The contaminated soils have a very high total and leaching concentrations of copper which are in excess of limit (15 mg/L). By XANES, we found that Cu(OH)2 (44%), CuCl2 (34%), and CuSO4 (16%) were the main copper compounds in the soil contaminated by the copper slag that was discharged from the PCB recycling plant. The additional contaminated site caused by the illegally wire-burnt residue also has high total and leaching copper concentrations. The main copper compounds in the contaminated soil were CuSO4 (41%), CuCl2 (39%), and Cu2O (19%). In the downstream soil (nearby a river (2 m)), the main copper compounds such as Cu(OH)2 (46%), Cu(NO3)2 (35%), and Cu2O (9%) were found. The speciation of copper in the contaminated soils can be very helpful in the development of effective remediation methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Volume156-158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1

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soils
Copper compounds
copper compounds
Soils
copper
printed circuits
circuit boards
leaching
recycling
Printed circuit boards
Leaching
Recycling
wire
Wire
X ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy
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X ray absorption
Remediation
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Hsiao, M. C. ; Wang, Hong-Paul ; Huang, C. H. ; Chang, Juu-En ; Wei, Yu Ling. / Tracking of copper in contaminated soils. In: Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena. 2007 ; Vol. 156-158. pp. 208-210.
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Tracking of copper in contaminated soils. / Hsiao, M. C.; Wang, Hong-Paul; Huang, C. H.; Chang, Juu-En; Wei, Yu Ling.

In: Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Vol. 156-158, 01.05.2007, p. 208-210.

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