Dissolution rates of earthworm-secreted calcium carbonate

D. C. Lambkin, M. G. Canti, T. G. Piearce, M. E. Hodson

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The dissolution of CaCO3 granules secreted by earthworms in soil leaching columns was governed by soil pH and exchange sites available for Ca. Results indicate that granules could last for significant periods of time in soils and that, therefore, granules could be an important source of soil calcite. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S67-S69
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Geochemistry
Issue numberSUPPL.
Early online date22 Mar 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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©2011, Elsevier Ltd.

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