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Attenuation of ionic pollutants in selected South African soils

dc.contributor.advisorFey, M. V.
dc.contributor.authorMwepu, Mireille K. M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Agrisciences. Dept. of Soil Science.
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-12T06:36:59Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T08:51:00Z
dc.date.available2007-11-12T06:36:59Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2010-06-01T08:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2007-03en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/2516
dc.descriptionThesis (MScAgric (Soil Science))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
dc.description.abstractTwo–thirds of South Africa, including more than 280 towns and settlements are largely dependent on groundwater for their drinking water supply and development. However, groundwater resources in South Africa are limited both in terms of quantity and quality, especially in the semi–arid parts of the country (Sililo et al., 2001, p. i). Therefore, the importance of protecting groundwater resources from pollution has been recognized. The first objective of this research was to investigate the attenuation capacity of a selection of soil horizons and materials representing major types of diagnostic horizons and materials in the South African soil classification in order to validate their chemical attenuation ratings as provisionally specified by Sililo et al. (2001, p. 4.6). The second objective was to assess the pollutant attenuation capacity of South African soil horizons and materials as well as describe the diagnostic value of key chemical properties of soils for conveying information on their contaminant transport/attenuation potential. The third objective was to investigate whether it is possible to apply acid/base priming using H2SO4 and Ca(OH)2 to a bulk quantity of soil in order to reduce the mobility of contaminants.en_ZA
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dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectDissertations -- Soil scienceen
dc.subjectTheses -- Soil scienceen
dc.subjectSoil pollution -- South Africaen
dc.subjectGroundwater -- Pollution -- South Africaen
dc.subjectIonic mobilityen
dc.titleAttenuation of ionic pollutants in selected South African soilsen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch


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