Advances in Geology / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Trace Element Soil Quality Status of Mt. Cameroon Soils

Table 2

Trace metal concentration in Mt. Cameroon soils compared to mean values for soils worldwide, ICRCL (UK) soil “trigger” concentrations (ppm).

ElementAv. soil conc.aICRCL (UK) soil “trigger”bSoil conc. Mt. Cameroonc

Cu245046–145
Co30Na67–101
Cr671000100–800
Ni247039–203
Zn6730068–178
Pb2920005.3–39
V100418–654

(i) Kabata-Pendias and Pendias [24].
(ii) bInterdepartmental Committee on the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land [10].
(iii) cSurface soil concentration.