Table 6

Matrix of coefficient of determination (r2) results for linear curve fitting of sample physical properties and partition coefficients (MSW leachate)

Substrate parameterDistribution coefficient (ml g−1)
Cd KdCu KdNi KdZn Kd
CEC (mequiv per 100 g)0.0050.5820.5630.047
Carbonate content (wt%)0.1120.0610.0310.005
Organic carbon content (wt%)0.0010.0770.0460.028
Clay content (wt%)0.0230.5000.5210.127
Silt content (wt%)0.1120.2870.3160.279
Sand content (wt%)0.0210.1380.1320.006
pH0.0610.2290.2270.000
Multiple regression for all properties0.5050.7310.7360.422