Research and analysis

Remediation of toxic metal pollution in soil using bone meal amendments

This study was undertaken to evaluate the potential of commercially available bone meal as a remedial treatment for immobilising heavy metals in contaminated soils.


Remediation of Toxic Metal Pollution in Soil Using Bone Meal Amendments

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The aims of this study were to:

  • Assess the ability of bone meal to immobilise heavy metals in contaminated soils;
  • Determine the bioavailability of metals in bone meal treated soils;
  • Assess the reduction in toxicity treated soils contaminated with heavy metals;
  • Evaluate the environmental impact of treating contaminated soils with bone meal
Published 1 January 2000