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Table 7 Factor loadings obtained with unroasted factor matrix (surface samples)

From: A chemical and multivariate statistical approach to assess the spatial variability of soil quality for environment around the Tamabil coal stockpile, Sylhet

Parameters Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
pH 0.51 − 0.47 0.38 − 0.23
Total nitrogen 0.04 − 0.08 − 0.44 − 0.84
OM 0.31 0.71 − 0.29 0.32
K 0.42 0.07 0.75 0.02
P 0.24 0.85 0.07 − 0.26
S − 0.86 0.04 0.12 0.17
Fe − 0.38 0.48 0.47 − 0.39
As − 0.91 − 0.01 0.15 − 0.11
  1. Italic values represent that level of significance among different parameters