Monitoring of Soil Quality

Chemical methodologies for assessment of soil and sediment contamination and feasability to reclamation. Aims of  investigations are:
- to assess the mobility, bioavailability and geochemical forms of potentially toxic metals in soils from agricultural, urban and industrial areas;
- to assess the potential of a plant-based methodology of reclamation of polluted soils and the plant induced effects on metal bioavailability and soil properties.

Activity start 1998
Publications - Fagnano M., Adamo P., Mariavittoria Zampella, Fiorentino N. Environmental and agronomic impact of fertilization with composted organic fraction from municipal solid waste: A case study in the region of Naples, Italy Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 141, 100-107, 2011
- Zampella M., Adamo P., Caner L., Petit S., Righi D., Terribile F., 2010. Chromium and copper in micromorphological features and clay fractions of volcanic soils with andic properties. Geoderma 157: 185–195
- Pietro Iavazzo, Paola Adamo, Maria Boni, Stephen Hillier, Mariavittoria Zampella 2012. Mineralogy and chemical forms of lead and zinc in abandoned mine wastes and soils: An example from Morocco. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 113, 56-67
- Pietro Iavazzo, Daniela Ducci, Paola Adamo, Marco Trifuoggi, Antonello Migliozzi, Maria Boni, 2012. Impact of Past Mining Activity on the Quality of Water and Soil in the High Moulouya Valley (Morocco). Water Air Soil Pollution 223, 573–589
- Stefano Albanese, Pietro Iavazzo, Paola Adamo, Annamaria Lima, Benedetto De Vivo, 2013. Assessment of the environmental conditions of the Sarno river basin (south Italy): a stream sediment approach. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 35, 283-297
- Vingiani S., Terribile F., Adamo P., 2013. Weathering and particle entrapment at the rock–lichen interface in Italian volcanic environments. Geoderma 207–208, 244–255
Permanent staff Paola Adamo (AGR/13)
Temporary or external staff Prof. Massimo Fagnano, Dott.ssa Maria Vittoria Zampella, IRMM, Geel, Belgium, Prof. Benedetto De Vivo, UNINA, Dott.ssa Claudia Rocco (Dottorando), Dott.ssa Anna Di Palma (Dottorando)
Projects 2012-2017  PROGETTO LIFE11/ENV/IT/275 Implementation of eco-compatible protocols for agricultural soil remediation in litorale Domizio-Agro Aversano NIPS (ECOREMED). Coordinatore generale Prof. Massimo Fagnano, Università di Napoli Federico II. Responsabile di azione C1 “Analytical determination of mobility and bioavailability of pollutants in pilot fields”.
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