Spatial Variation of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in Agricultural Soils Collected from Different Geographical Regions in Vietna

  • Chuyen Thi Hong To university of science
  • Huy Quang Le
  • Nho Thanh Nguyen
  • Mai Thi Huynh Le
  • Dong Van Nguyen

Abstract

Rare earth elements (REEs) exist commonly in minerals, such as carbonates, silicates, fluorides, and phosphates. REEs are also found in coals, animals, algae, and plants which were proven to increase the growth, development, yield, and quality of crops. In the present study, a preliminary assessment of REEs contents in soils collected from different areas in Vietnam was performed using the methods of Fe(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2 co-precipitation to exclude interferences from the sample matrix before analyzing REEs on ICP-MS system. The contents of REEs (mg kg-1 ) were in descending of Ce > Nd > La > Pr > Sm > Gd > Dy > Tb > Er > Yb > Lu. The light REEs contents were always higher than the heavy REEs, accounting for more than 70% of the total contents. In addition, the REEs also differed in total contents between areas. The contents of REEs were as follows Northwest > Northeast > Central Highland > Southeast. These differences could be related to influences during the natural weathering processes for soil formation and human activities such as mining and cultivation via fertilizers.

Published
Dec 22, 2023
How to Cite
TO, Chuyen Thi Hong et al. Spatial Variation of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in Agricultural Soils Collected from Different Geographical Regions in Vietna. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, p. 240-248, dec. 2023. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <https://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/1303>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21743/PJAEC/2023.12.12.