Remediation of Heavy Metals Contaminated Soil and Soil Washing

Zainab Siddiqui*, S.M Ali Jawaid**, Sandeep Vishen***, Shreya Verma****
*,***,**** Post Graduation Students, Department of Civil Engineering, Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India.
** Head of Civil Engineering Department, Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India.
Periodicity:June - August'2015


Due to increase in population, rapid Industrialization and pollution, Soil Contamination by heavy metals is increasing rapidly; their concentration and persistence is a serious problem all over the world. Cadmium (Cd), Chromium(Cr), Mercury(Hg), Cobalt (Co), Nickel(Ni), Zinc(Zn), Arsenic(As) and Lead(Pb) are the mainly hazardous and commonly found heavy metals in the contaminated areas. Various Physio-chemical and Biological methods are used these days to decontaminate the soil as well as water. Soil Washing is a physio-chemical method which has high efficiency of decontamination and is very cost effective too. Remediation of Heavy Metals from soil is extremely important to eliminate the risks, for the purposes of land use for agricultural outputs, enhancing quality and security of food and to scale down land tenure problems.


Soil Washing, Contaminants, Heavy Metals.

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Siddiqui,Z., Jawaid,A.S.M., Vishen,S., and Verma,S. (2015). Remediation of Heavy Metals Contaminated Soil and Soil Washing. i-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, 5(3), 1-6.


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