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Table 1 Geochemical characteristics of arsenic contaminated soil samples from Faridpur, Bangladesh (SFDSL = summer Faridpur soil, WFDSL = winter Faridpur soil)

From: Diversity of arsenite oxidase gene and arsenotrophic bacteria in arsenic affected Bangladesh soils

Sample ID Sampling site pH Arsenic (mg/kg) Organic carbon (%) Chloride (mg/kg) Phosphate (mg/kg) Sodium (mg/kg) Potassium (mg/kg) Total nitrogen (%)
SFDSL-1 Bhanga 8.67 17.8 5.1 0.1 0.178 10 12 1.0
SFDSL-2 Charvadrason 8.55 4.9 4.1 0.1 0.239 10 13 1.52
SFDSL-3 Sadarpur 8.54 6.3 4.6 0.06 0.123 12 15 2.2
WFDSL-1 Bhanga 8.59 4.6 5.3 0.2 0.110 11 13 0.92
WFDSL-2 Charvadrason 8.52 4.9 4.5 0.03 0.102 13 17 1.48
WFDSL-3 Sadarpur 8.65 3.2 4.7 0.07 0.065 12 24 2.5