Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions in Soils Grant uri icon



  • Little information is known about the underlying mechanisms and reaction rates of sorption and release of copper, lead, and phosphorus from clay minerals and soils. To avoid pollution of the environment it is critical that a better understanding of the reaction processes of these elements be understood. This project will investigate the reaction mechanisms in two systems: 1)Cu and Pb sorption mechanisms on clay minerals, and 2) organic and inorganic P sorption and release rates and mechanisms from soil and soil minerals.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2006

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01226