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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(12), 15706-15715;

As(V) and P Competitive Sorption on Soils, By-Products and Waste Materials

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Engineering Polytechnic School, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo 27002, Spain
Department of Plant Biology and Soil Science, Faculty of Sciences, Campus Ourense, University of Vigo, Ourense 32004, Spain
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Academic Editors: Ravi Naidu and Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman
Received: 25 September 2015 / Revised: 1 December 2015 / Accepted: 4 December 2015 / Published: 10 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Arsenic in Drinking Water: Current Perspectives and Future Directions)
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Batch-type experiments were used to study competitive As(V) and P sorption on various soils and sorbent materials. The materials assayed were a forest soil, a vineyard soil, pyritic material, granitic material, coarsely and finely ground mussel shell, calcinated mussel shell ash, pine sawdust and slate processing fines. Competition between As(V) and P was pronounced in the case of both soils, granitic material, slate fines, both shells and pine sawdust, showing more affinity for P. Contrary, the pyritic material and mussel shell ash showed high and similar affinity for As(V) and P. These results could be useful to make a correct use of the soils and materials assayed when focusing on As and P removal in solid or liquid media, in circumstances where both pollutants may compete for sorption sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: arsenic; forest soil; phosphorus; sorption-competition; vineyard soil; waste materials arsenic; forest soil; phosphorus; sorption-competition; vineyard soil; waste materials

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Rivas-Pérez, I.M.; Paradelo-Núñez, R.; Nóvoa-Muñoz, J.C.; Arias-Estévez, M.; Fernández-Sanjurjo, M.J.; Álvarez-Rodríguez, E.; Núñez-Delgado, A. As(V) and P Competitive Sorption on Soils, By-Products and Waste Materials. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 15706-15715.

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