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Fenton process-affected transformation of roxarsone in paddy rice soils : effects on plant growth and arsenic accumulation in rice grain

Qin, J, Li, H and Lin, C 2016, 'Fenton process-affected transformation of roxarsone in paddy rice soils : effects on plant growth and arsenic accumulation in rice grain' , Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 130 , pp. 4-10.

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Abstract

Batch and greenhouse experiments were conducted to examine the effects of Fenton process on transformation of roxarsone in soils and its resulting impacts on the growth of and As uptake by a rice plant cultivar. The results show that addition of Fenton reagent markedly accelerated the degradation of roxarsone and produced arsenite, which was otherwise absent in the soil without added Fenton reagent. Methylation of arsenate was also enhanced by Fenton process in the earlier part of the experiment due to abundant supply of arsenate from Roxarsone degradation. Overall, addition of Fenton reagent resulted in the predominant presence of arsenate in the soils. Fenton process significantly improved the growth of rice in the maturity stage of the first crop, The concentration of methylated As species in the rice plant tissues among the different growth stages was highly variable. Addition of Fenton reagent into the soils led to reduced uptake of soil-borne As by the rice plants and this had a significant effect on reducing the accumulation of As in rice grains. The findings have implications for understanding As biogeochemistry in paddy rice field receiving rainwater-borne H2O2 and for development of mitigation strategies to reduce accumulation of As in rice grains.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0147-6513
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Funders: Natural Science Foundation of China
Depositing User: C Lin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 12:09
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 12:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38705

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