Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 72, No 1 (2007)

Technosols – Development, Classification and Use


Pages: 13-16


Development of industry, building of settlements, disposal of various wastes, surface exploitation of various raw materials, and introduction of new technologies have led to the formation of new soils. These soil damages present specifi c syndrome, which includes various processes, such as: infection, anthropogenic contamination, degradation and destruction (pedocide). The paper discusses the soils which are created by processes of destruction. These soils are separated in a special soil class, denoted as a technogenous class. It emphasizes the diff erences relative to anthrosols. Drastic changes occurred in the technosols, where the natural soil properties are completely destroyed, or they are deeply covered with various disposals. The paper also addresses the properties of technosols, their classifi cation and use, as well as the specifi cs of their mapping.


syndrome of soil damages; technosols; classification; mapping

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