Effects of natural and calcined oyster shells on antimony solubility in shooting range soil

Mahtab Ahmad, Deok Hyun Moon, Mahmoud Wazne, Hee Joung Kim, Young Han Lee, Yong Sik Ok

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Waste oyster shells (OS) and calcined oyster shells (COS) were used to treat metal-contaminated shooting range soil, where antimony (Sb) leachability was assessed. Changes in soil pH induced by the amendments strongly influenced Sb leachability. Sb was immobilized by COS most likely due to calcium antimonate precipitation. This is the first time to our knowledge to report that COS can effectively immobilize Sb in the soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes



  • calcination
  • immobilization
  • soil pH
  • waste oyster shells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Organic Chemistry

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