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Laboratory Study of Leaching Properties of Mediterranean Forest Species Ashes

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dc.contributor.author Liodakis, S en
dc.contributor.author Tsoukala, M en
dc.contributor.author Katsigiannis, G en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T11:44:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T11:44:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 0049-6979 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37210
dc.subject Ash leaching en
dc.subject Forest fires en
dc.subject P. halepensis en
dc.subject Q. coccifera en
dc.subject.classification Environmental Sciences en
dc.subject.classification Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences en
dc.subject.classification Water Resources en
dc.subject.other WOOD-ASH en
dc.subject.other AGRICULTURAL LAND en
dc.subject.other LIMING MATERIAL en
dc.subject.other PLANT-GROWTH en
dc.subject.other DISPOSAL en
dc.subject.other TESTS en
dc.subject.other FIRE en
dc.subject.other AGENT en
dc.subject.other SOILS en
dc.subject.other ACID en
dc.title Laboratory Study of Leaching Properties of Mediterranean Forest Species Ashes en
heal.type other en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/s11270-009-9994-y en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-009-9994-y en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2009 en
heal.abstract Heavy metal content of high load ashes applied on the ground during severe forest fires may be released into rainwater, and through it, they can either penetrate into the ground water or be washed out into water receivers, causing a severe environmental problem. The chemical composition of two dominant Greek forest species (Pinus halepensis, Quercus coccifera) ashes was determined before and after leaching. The ash samples were similar to those obtained in actual forest fires and two leaching tests (column and shake leaching test) were employed using aqueous solutions of pH = 6 and 1. For the analysis of ashes (prior to and after leaching), the following analytical techniques were used: X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis. For the analysis of leachates ion chromatography and inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry were used. At pH = 6 (rainwater conditions) some elements were released (i.e., 95% Cr, 70% Pb). The release of Cr is up to 95% for P. halepensis and 76% for Q. coccifera. The total amount of some toxic elements recovered (i.e., Cd) was up to 99%. As expected, at pH = 1 the majority of metallic elements were almost completely recovered. Knowledge of the leaching properties of Mediterranean forest species ashes is very important for evaluating their impact on the environment (soil and ground and underground water streams). © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. en
heal.publisher Springer Netherlands en
heal.journalName Water, Air, and Soil Pollution en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11270-009-9994-y en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000269919900009 en
dc.identifier.volume 203 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-4 en
dc.identifier.spage 1 en
dc.identifier.epage 9 en


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