Phosphorus sorption kinetics in different types of alkaline soils


Hamdi, W., Pelster, D., Seffen, M. (2014). Phosphorus sorption kinetics in different types of alkaline soils. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, [online] 60(4), 577-586.


This study investigated phosphorus sorption kinetics of three different soils from three sites within the Sahel region of Tunisia; iso-humic soils from Chott-Mariem site, calcic-magnesic soils from Enfidha site and saline-sodic soils from Kondar site. Soils from all sites were sampled (0-25 cm) and analysed for their physico-chemical proprieties. In previous works, we determined the adsorption efficiency of these different soils. In this study, we focused on the influence of contact time on phosphorus adsorption by the different soils. The analytic data were approached from the following kinetics models: pseudo-first-order, pseudo- second-order and Elovich model. The second order model was shown to be the best fit for describing phosphorus adsorption by each soil sample, as seen from the correlation coefficient R2 which ranged from 0.68 to 0.96 for the pseudo-first-order model, 0.91 to 0.99 for pseudo-second-order model and 0.84 to 0.94 for Elovich model. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

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