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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1002/elsc.200800030
Titel (primär) Transformation of arsenobetaine and growth of bacteria on zeolitic tuffs
Autor Mattusch, J.; Elizalde-González, M.P.; Pérez-Cruz, M.A.; Ondruschka, J.; Wennrich, R.
Journal / Serie Engineering in Life Sciences
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Department ANA
Band/Volume 8
Heft 6
Seite von 575
Seite bis 581
Sprache englisch
Keywords Arsenic species; Arsenobetaine; Bacteria; Zeolites
Abstract Arsenobetaine (AsB) is a known organoarsenical of harmless toxicity. it is formed mainly by the metabolization of arsenate in marine organisms such as fish, mollusks and crustaceans. Preliminary investigations have shown that AsB can be degraded in contact with zeolites used as feed additives. Employing high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) combined with simultaneous parallel electrospray ionization (ESI) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric (ICP-MS) detection, the formation of degradation products was monitored over fifty days in batch reactors containing AsB and clinoptilolites in all aqueous solution. After a 50-day contact with different natural Mexican zeolites, the AsB concentration decreased by 37 to 100%. In contrast, no degradation products of As13 were detected after contact with a synthetic clinoptilolite. The formation of dimethyl (1-carboxymethyl) arsine and arsenate proceeded with different yields in the set of four natural zeolites. To sea! rch for the presence of bacteria on the zeolites as an alternative explanation for the metabolism of AsB in our experiments, the growth of microorganisms was studied on two natural clinoptilolites from Hungary and Mexico after severe acid wash. After 10 days of cultivation in iron and sulfur media, almost a threefold increase of the microbial population was observed. In further experiments on the retention of inorganic arsenic, one sample retained, for example, 25 mu g/g As(V) and 2.5 mu g/g As(III) from a 400 mu g/L arsenic Solution.
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Mattusch, J., Elizalde-González, M.P., Pérez-Cruz, M.A., Ondruschka, J., Wennrich, R. (2008):
Transformation of arsenobetaine and growth of bacteria on zeolitic tuffs
Eng. Life Sci. 8 (6), 575 - 581