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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2014

Comment on "Citrate adsorption can decrease soluble phosphate concentration in soils: Results of theoretical modelling'' by Marek Duputel, Nicolas Devau, Michel Brossard, Benoit Jaillard, Davey L. Jones, Philippe Hinsinger and Frederic Gerard (2013)

Gustafsson, Jon-Petter; Gustafsson, Jon Petter; Lumsdon, David G.


By use of a multi-site surface complexation model, Duputel et al. (2013) showed that citrate can decrease the solubility of phosphorus in soils, in contrast to what is commonly expected. We have identified several major errors in their model, which put the conclusions in doubt. We argue that major re-evaluation of their modelling approach is needed. (c) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Applied Geochemistry
2014, volume: 46, pages: 85-89

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil and Environment
Gustafsson, Jon Petter (Gustafsson, Jon-Petter)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Lumsdon, David G.
The James Hutton Institute

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