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Jurnal TANAH TROPIKA (Journal of Tropical Soils)
##issue.vol## 20, ##issue.no## 2: May 2015
Variation of Chemical Elements and their Associations in Laterite Soil Profile
M Tufaila ( Department of Agrotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
La Ode Safiuddin ( Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Teaching and Educational Science Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
Rosliana Eso ( Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Teaching and Educational Science Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
Sitti Kasmiati ( Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Teaching and Educational Science Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
Hasbullah Syaf ( Department of Agrotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
La Ode Ahmad Nur Ramadhan ( Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Science Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
. Hasrorayan ( Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Teaching and Educational Science Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
. Ardin ( Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Teaching and Educational Science Unversity of Halu Oleo, Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonohu, Kendari 39237, Indonesia)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
01 Feb 2016
 
The objective of this study was to evaluate the variations of twelve chemical elements (Ni, Fe, Co, Mg, Mn, Al, Si, Zn, Ti, P, Ca and Cr) in laterite soil profiles from Wantulasi area in South East Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. Eighty four (84) samples of three profiles (i.e. each profile consists of eight samples) had been used to study their variations in soil using  the X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF). Results analysis of the chemical elements content in three profile using XRF indicated that there were good correlationsbetween the chemical elements in the soil profile with the significant correlations were found in Ni and Fe, Ni and Si, Ti and P, Fe and Al, and Co and Mn, respectively. On the other hand,the results of study showed that the variations of the chemical elements could be related to the enrichment and translocation of the elements  in soil profile and also their possibilities to be related with a given chemical elements in soil profile. Therefore, we suggest that the observed patterns in chemical elements with a good correlation in laterite profile can be used as proxies to integrate the evaluation of the chemical and physical weathering process based on the elements characteristics in soil profiles.
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