• Nishad Afrin Soil Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Md. Sadiqul Amin Soil Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Monowara Khatun Soil Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh



Phosphate sorption, adsorption equation, calcareous and non-calcareous soil, Langmuir equation


Three representative soils belonging to Amjhupi, Ishurdi and Sara series from the Ganges meander floodplain soils in Jessore district were collected to observe phosphate sorption characteristics and to evaluate the best fitted adsorption equation for the soils. The highest phosphate sorption was observed in Amjhupi series and the lowest was in Sara soil series. Differences in P sorption were significantly (p<0.05) influenced by clay content, CEC and pH of the soils. Free CaCO3, EC, OM and available P were found insignificant in affecting P adsorption. The Langmuir equation was best fitted to the equilibrium P sorption data and maximum R-square. Amjhupi soil series would require more P to be supplied to maintain a desired P level in soil solution than others. 


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How to Cite

N. . Afrin, M. S. . Amin, and M. . Khatun, “PHOSPHATE SORPTION CHARACTERISTICS OF GANGES MEANDER FLOODPLAIN SOILS OF BANGLADESH”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 27–39, May 2016.



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