Journal article

[The influence of simulated acid rain on acidity and K leaching regulation of different soil layers].

Daizhang Wang, Xin Jiang, Yongrong Bian, Lei Sun, Rui Li, Jizheng He

Huan jing ke xue= Huanjing kexue | Published : 2003

Abstract

The influence of simulated acid rain on acidity and K+ release of different soil layers of red soil from Jiangxi was investigated in the lab when surface soil was mixed with KCl. The results indicated that pH of leaching solution first decreased, then increased in the different soil layers, but pH at the beginning moment of leaching existed prominent differences and pH of leachate of pH 2.5 acid rain in A and AB layers again decreased during subsequent stage. There was a peak value of EC of leachate appearing at the beginning stage, it showed that nutrient ions in soil rapidly moved downwards into lower depth of profile. K+ concentration of effluent solution was related to acidity of acid ra..

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