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UDaily: Research on trace metals in soil highlighted in Nature Communications

UDaily: Research on trace metals in soil highlighted in Nature Communications

A research team at the University of Delaware has developed a new method for observing chemical reactions in real and rapid time at the boundaries between soil mineral particles and water.

Details of the new method and the revealing data obtained with it were published Sept. 19in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.

According to lead author Matt Siebecker, a former doctoral student in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, the research will benefit the design of cost-effective remediation strategies for contaminated soils as well as improve conceptual models of what happens to metal ions in soils.