Analysis of heavy metal contaminated soils

Coby S.C. Wong, Xiangdong Li

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Heavy metal contaminated soils can be a long-term environmental concern and a potential financial liability to landowners. Hence, the assessment of heavy metal contaminated soil has received much attention in the last few decades. For a reliable and cost-efficient investigation, a well-planned sampling strategy, appropriate selection and implementation of analytical methods, and careful interpretation of results are prerequisites. This paper presents a brief overview of the preparatory, sampling, and analytical stages of an investigation of heavy metal contamination of soils, particularly in the analysis of heavy metal contaminated soils.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
JournalPractice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Heavy metals
  • Soil pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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