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  • The availability and mobility of arsenic and antimony in an acid sulfate soil pasture system.

    Author(s) : Tighe, M.Lockwood, P. V.Ashley, P. M.Murison, R. D.Wilson, S. C.

    Author Affiliation : Agronomy and Soil Science, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, Australia.

    Author Email : matthew.tighe@une.edu.au

    Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2013 pp.151-160

    Abstract : The Macleay floodplain on the north coast of New South Walesnew south walesSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AustraliaaustraliaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , has surface soil concentrations of up to 40 mg kg-1 arsenicarsenicSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    (As) and antimonyantimonySubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    (Sb), due to historical miningminingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    practices in the upper catchment. The floodplain also contains areas of active and potential acid sulfate soilsacid sulfate soilsSubject Category: Soil Types
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    (ASS). Some of these areas are purposely re-flooded to halt oxidationoxidationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    processes, but the effect of this management on the metalloid mobility and phytoavailability of the metalloids present is unknown. This study investigated the changes to soil solutionsoil solutionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    As and Sb, associations of metalloids with soil solid phases, and uptakeuptakeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    into two common pasture species following 20 weeks of floodingfloodingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    in a controlled environment. The effect of an ASS subsoilsubsoilSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    was also investigated. The soil solution concentration and availability of the metalloids was in some instances higher in the floodplain soils than would generally be expected in soils with comparable contaminationcontaminationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . There appeared to be few changes to soil solution concentrations or phase associations with flooding in this short term study, due to the high acid buffering and poise of the investigated soils. A strong relationship was found between the relative uptake of Sb into pasturespasturesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and the oxalate extractable Fe in the soil, which was taken as a proxy for non-crystalline ironironSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    (Fe) hydroxideshydroxidesSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    . This relationship was dependent on flooding and was absent for As. Further targeted investigations into metalloid speciation kineticskineticsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and the stability of soil solid phases with flooding management are recommended.

    ISSN : 0048-9697

    DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.05.032

    Record Number : 20133329074

    Publisher : Elsevier Ltd

    Location of publication : Oxford

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Organism descriptor(s) : plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : acid sulfate soilsacid sulfate soilsSubject Category: Soil Types
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    , antimonyantimonySubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , arsenicarsenicSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , bioavailabilitybioavailabilitySubject Category: Properties
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    , contaminationcontaminationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , floodingfloodingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , floodplainsfloodplainsSubject Category: Topographic Features
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    , historyhistorySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , hydroxideshydroxidesSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , ironironSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , kineticskineticsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , miningminingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , oxalatesoxalatesSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , oxidationoxidationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , pasturespasturesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , soilsoilSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , soil solutionsoil solutionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , soil types (chemical)soil types (chemical)Subject Category: Soil Types
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    , subsoilsubsoilSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , sulfatesulfateSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , uptakeuptakeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : acid sulphate soils, chemical soil types, flood plains, flooded conditions, grazing lands, thionic soils

    Geographical Location(s) : AustraliaaustraliaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , New South Walesnew south walesSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , OceaniaoceaniaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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