Transport of Steroids in Soil Under Field Conditions
Although the behavior of soils in batch experiments has been extensively described, there is little field work on actual soils. After amendment with animal manures, nearly all of the estrogen is found bound to the topsoil. In contrast, testosterone readily penetrates the vadose zone and reaches the groundwater. However, in some situations like water saturated soils or karst formation, estrogen also can reach the groundwater.
KeywordsVadose Zone Preferential Flow Testosterone Concentration Lysimeter Water Fecal Coliform Count
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