History reveals that heavy metals have been used since ancient times. The human body contains about 80 mg copper, which can be present mostly in eyes, brain, liver, heart, kidneys and musculature. In our study we determine the adsorption capacity of copper in five different concentrations and in four different soil types: brown forest soil, chernozem, meadow and sand with humus. In our method we prepared soil columns, in which we put 50 g experimental soil samples and poured on copper solutions of known concentrations. The concentrations of runoff filtrates were determined by titration methods. The adsorption capacity of soil samples were calculated from the two different concentration values.
Key words: copper, root zone, soil, adsorption, pollution