Determination of Water-Soluble Fraction in Soils

  • Elena G. PanovaEmail author
  • Kseniia A. Bakhmatova
  • Natalia N. Matinian
  • Galina A. Oleynikova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences book series (LNESS)


Method of allocation and analysis of mobile forms of chemical elements in soil are considered. Chemical characteristics of the extracted liquid phase of the soil reflect its water-soluble part properties. Two reference soil profiles on glaciolacustrine clays (soddy-eluvial-metamorphic soil) and sands (soddy podzol) were investigated on the Russian Plain. The comparison of the data obtained with the results of analysis for the whole soil allows assessment of a share of highly mobile and less mobile forms of chemical compounds. The behavior of macro- and microelements was studied in soils and their liquid phase. Mobile forms of chemical elements play the important role as the basis for the development of a model describing their migration on soil profile, used in prospecting geochemistry and in environmental geochemistry.


Soddy-podzol (Albic Podzol) Soddy-eluvial-metamorphic soil (Stagnosol) Soil chemistry–Water-soluble fraction 



Analytical work was done in Chemical Laboratory of Russian Geological Research Institute and in Research Centers of Saint Petersburg State University «Geomodel» and «Methods of chemical analysis».


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena G. Panova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kseniia A. Bakhmatova
    • 1
  • Natalia N. Matinian
    • 1
  • Galina A. Oleynikova
    • 2
  1. 1.Saint Petersburg State UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Russian Geological Research InstituteSaint PetersburgRussia

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