Identification of Copper Content in Soil: A Review

S.T. Khajekar, R.R. Deshmukh


Human health, growth of animals and plants require various nutrients that are mandatory and essential and copper is also one of them. It is essential and also dangerous to life and plays a considerable role in each. It is needed by the body in considerably little amounts. Copper participates in various physiological processes and is an important chemical compound for several metalloproteins. However, it's probably unhealthful. Issues arise once excess copper gets in cells. Excess copper within the organic structure will cause abdomen and internal organ distress like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdomen cramps. Excess copper inhibits natural growth of plants and impairs vital cellular method (i.e., chemical change electron transport). Therefore analyzing copper in varied media is becoming extensively vital. Previous studies reveal that copper determination can be done using analytical techniques such as atomic absorption spectroscopic analysis, atomic emission spectroscopic analysis, electroanalytical techniques, spectrophotometry, inductive coupled plasma-emission spectroscopic analysis, inductive coupled plasma-mass spectroscopic analysis, flow injection diode array spectrophotometry and X-ray light spectroscopic analysis. In this paper, the strategies employed by different authors to estimate the soil copper contents are studied. The strategies that they used and their results and conclusions are studied.


Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), VNIR spectroscopy, Spectrophotometry, PLSR

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