Effects of magnetic fields on some soil properties

Isildar A., Akgull M., Basayigit L., Comlekci S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.12, no.9, pp.1037-1043, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1037-1043


Minerals (organic, organometallic, paramagnetic, ferro/ferri) present in soils have magnetic susceptibility. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of electromagnetic fields on some soil properties. The study area was selected in Isparta-Kuleonu, Turkey. The energy transmission line (ETL) of 154 kV (50 Hz) was assumed as the centre line and the grid method was used for soil sampling. The results showed that a significant relationship did not exist between magnetic field density (MFD) and soil properties (pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), extractable potassium (Ext K), and available phosphorus (P)).