Soil profile of the sampling site SB-Staden; Photo FHG IME
Soil profile SB-Staden; Photo FHG IME
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The sampling site SB-Staden is located in a floodplain between the Saar and the city of Saarbrücken.

It represents a sectional area of the river system of the Saar and the industrial town Saarbrücken in the south of the Saarland conurbation. The sampling site is located in the district St. Johann directly at the river Saar and is used as a park area for more than 100 years. The soil type is a Vega  (German soil classification KA 4) of fluvial sediments.

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Soil Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.


Metals Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals
Nonmetals Only eighteen elements in the periodic table
Chlorohydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom
DDT and metabolites Toxic and persistent organochloropesticide
Hexachlorocyclohexane Several isomeric compounds among the group of chlorinated hydrocarbons
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings
Supplementary parameters Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data

Sampling period

2002 - 2014

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