Lead (Pb), a versatile metal, is commonly present in urban soils because of its wide range of industrial uses and its resistance to degradation. One way to identify if Pb is present in soils is through the use of scanning electron microscopy with electron dispersive spectroscopy, which can be used to identify Pb and other elements present, assisting in understanding the phases Pb is bound in. The identification of Pb phases present in soils will aid in the identifying of potential bioaccessible Pb, which can assist in future investigations regarding total Pb and bioaccessible Pb data. This information may also be used to streamline future Pb soil analysis by reducing the number of steps taken to prove if Pb is present within soils.
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Wood, M. (2021). Lead (Pb) in urban soils. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/16580
Wood, Madison. 2021. “Lead (Pb) in Urban Soils”. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/16580.
Wood, M. Lead (Pb) in Urban Soils. 19 Apr. 2021, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/16580.