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Remediation of Metal-Contaminated Soil by Organic Metabolites from Fungi II-Metal Redistribution
Örebro universitet, Akademin för naturvetenskap och teknik. SAKAB AB, Kumla, Sweden.
Örebro universitet, Akademin för naturvetenskap och teknik.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-2104-4593
2010 (engelsk)Inngår i: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, ISSN 0049-6979, E-ISSN 1573-2932, Vol. 207, nr 1-4, s. 5-18Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Exudation of low molecular weight organic acids by fungi was studied in a project focusing on bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils. The production of acids (mainly oxalic and citric acid) as a response to nutrient variations and presence of metals has recently been reported (Arwidsson et al. 2009). A significant release of metals was observed and was related not only to the production of organic acids but also to the resulting pH decrease in the systems. The processes governing the release and redistribution of metals in the soil-water fungus system were the focus of the present continuation of the project, based on observations of Aspergillus niger, Penicillium bilaiae, and a Penicillium sp. The release of lead was 12% from the soil with the second highest initial load (1,600 mg kg(-1)), while the release of copper was 90% from the same soil (140 mg kg(-1)). The dominating mechanism behind the release and subsequent redistribution was the change in pH, going from near neutral to values in the range 2.1-5.9, reflecting the production of organic acids. For some of the systems, the formation of soluble complexes is indicated (copper, at intermediate pH) which favors the metal release. Iron is assumed to play a key role since the amount of secondary iron in the soils is higher than the total load of secondary heavy metals. It can be assumed that most of the heavy metals are initially associated with iron-rich phases through adsorption or coprecipitation. These phases can be dissolved, or associated metals can be desorbed, by a decrease in pH. It would be feasible to further develop a process in technical scale for remediation of metal-contaminated soil, based on microbial metabolite production leading to formation of soluble metal complexes, notably with copper.

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2010. Vol. 207, nr 1-4, s. 5-18
Emneord [en]
Bioremediation, Fungi, Metals, Oxalic acid, Citric acid
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Kemi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-13015DOI: 10.1007/s11270-009-0222-6ISI: 000274550700002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-13015DiVA, id: diva2:382799
Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-01-03 Laget: 2011-01-03 Sist oppdatert: 2018-04-19bibliografisk kontrollert
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1. Organic complexing agents for remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Organic complexing agents for remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil
2009 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Soil washing of heavy metal contaminated soil may be enhanced by the addition of synthetic chelators. Since many of these chelators may imply stress to soil organisms and are poorly biodegraded, identification and evaluation of effective biodegradable or recyclable chelators (synthetic and/or naturally produced) is of great interest. The efficiency of biodegradable synthetic chelators was evaluated both in bench- (0.3 kg) and meso- (10 kg) scale. Results demonstrated that the solubilization of copper, lead, and zinc was similar in bench- and meso-scale systems, which indicated that these systems could be used in a technical scale. However, the arsenic extraction in meso-scale system, were non-conclusive. Due to the high cost involved in the purchase of synthetic chelating agents, recycling of the solutions is of great interest, and this was achieved in five consecutive washing cycles. Considering the economy of a full-scale process, recycling of complexing solutions with sulfide addition at each cycle, both at the 100 mM-level, appears feasible. Naturally derived chelators were produced by saprotrophic fungi and through alkaline degradation of humic substances and cellulose. The results demonstrated that these types of complexing agents are not as effective as the synthetic chelators. In the fungal systems, desorption of metals was related to production of organic complexing acids, but mainly to the pH-decrease. Nonetheless, in some systems, formation of soluble complexes was indicated (copper). Enhancement of copper, lead, and zinc release with the use of alkaline leachates from wood and peat appeared possible. Since these agents have a natural origin and are derived from rather cheap raw material, recycling is not an issue.

 

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Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2009. s. 59
Serie
Örebro Studies in Environmental Science, ISSN 1650-6278 ; 12
Emneord
soil washing, heavy metals, chelators, recycling
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Miljövetenskap
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urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-7913 (URN)978-91-7668-680-5 (ISBN)
Disputas
2009-10-02, HSP1, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 10:15 (engelsk)
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Veileder
Tilgjengelig fra: 2009-09-11 Laget: 2009-09-11 Sist oppdatert: 2017-10-18bibliografisk kontrollert

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