chromated copper arsenate
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2021 ◽  
Vol 41 (5) ◽  
pp. 567-575
Tiago H. Almeida ◽  
Fabiane S. Ferro ◽  
Vinicius B. de M. Aquino ◽  
André L. Christoforo ◽  
Francisco A. R. Lahr

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 (1) ◽  
Valery Bühl ◽  
Paulina Pizzorno ◽  
Cristina Álvarez ◽  
Mariela Pistón ◽  
Nelly Mañay

2021 ◽  
Vol 26 (2) ◽  
pp. 211-219
Rodrigo José de Castro ◽  
Gustavo Delmar Kehl ◽  
Luana Candaten ◽  
Germana Davila dos Santos ◽  
Paulo Roberto Bairros da Silva ◽  

ABSTRACT Wood is a renewable material considered eco-friendly and used for various purposes. While wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) does not deteriorate, its final disposal may entail risks due to the concentration and toxicity of the components. The removal of CCA from wood can be achieved in different ways. This study focuses on the reduction of the concentrations of Cu, Cr, and As chemical species by the electro-removal technique, aiming to obtain biomass with low deleterious potential that would allow multiple uses or safe disposal in landfills. The analytical results showed reductions of 79.5, 87.4, and 81.3% in the mean concentrations of Cu, Cr, and As, respectively. It is worth mentioning the occurrence of the fungus Xylaria sp. after treatment 6 (60 min, 5 g, and 25 V), further suggesting that the method was effective. Samples of these fungi were identified from isolates by culture in medium, DNA extraction, and sequencing of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region.

Caroline Kiwanuka Nakiguli ◽  
Walter Ojok ◽  
Timothy Omara ◽  
John Wasswa ◽  
Emmanuel Ntambi

Aim: The use of copper-based preservatives such as chromated copper arsenate (CCA) and creosote to prolong the life of lumber present environmental concerns because they contain heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are toxic to humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sewage sludge biosolid amendment on the distribution and mobility of chromium, copper and arsenic in chromated copper arsenate contaminated soils subjected to phytoremediation using maize (Zea mays L.). Place and Duration of the Study: Random composite soil samples from Kitetika wood factory, Wakiso, Uganda and sewage sludge biosolid from National Water and Sewerage Corporation plant in Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda were collected and prepared. Maize grains were obtained from FICA Seeds Limited (Uganda). The pot experiments and analysis of samples were done at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Mbarara) and Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory, Kampala (Uganda), respectively.  Methodology: The fresh CCA contaminated soils and sewage sludge biosolid were analyzed for physicochemical parameters and heavy metals (chromium, copper and arsenic). Sewage sludge biosolid was added to 1 kg of the contaminated soils at 5-25% (w/w) in 2 L plastic containers, watered and maintained at 25 ℃ for 14 days to stabilize. Controls were set up with unamended soils. Thereafter, maize was planted in the potted soils for 40 days. The concentrations of the trace metals in the soils were determined after 20 and 40 days of maize growth by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Results: The concentrations of chromium, copper and arsenic in fresh CCA contaminated soils were 365.8 ± 6.18 mg/kg, 109.72 ± 14.04 mg/kg and 28.22 ± 3.8 mg/kg, respectively. Basing on mobility factor, bioavailability of the trace metals followed the chemical sequence copper (8.9%) < chromium (17.1%) < arsenic (30.2%). Conclusion: The maize variety experimented could be used to phytoextract or phytostabilize the trace metals in the CCA contaminated soils without or with 5-25% amendment. Amendment with sewage sludge biosolid improved the phytoremediation potential of maize. Arsenic was the most mobile and bioavailable metal in CCA contaminated soils. Further studies should use other local maize varieties such as Longe series.

2020 ◽  
Vol 8 (2) ◽  
pp. 113-125
Caroline Kiwanuka Nakiguli ◽  
Timothy Omara ◽  
Emmanuel Ntambi

The effect of sewage sludge amendment (5-25% w/w) on the potential of maize (MM3 variety) to phytoextract trace metals from chromated copper arsenate (CCA) contaminated soils was investigated. The metal content of fresh soils, and soils, maize roots and shoots after 80 days of planting were determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy. The concentrations of chromium, copper and arsenic in fresh CCA soils were 365.8 ± 6.18, 109.72 ± 14.04 and 28.22 ± 3.8 mg/kg respectively. The MM3 maize variety could be used to phytoextract or phytostabilize the trace metals in the CCA contaminated soils without or with 5-25% sewage sludge amendment.

2019 ◽  
Vol 655 ◽  
pp. 414-422 ◽  
Hanna Frick ◽  
Stacie Tardif ◽  
Ellen Kandeler ◽  
Peter E. Holm ◽  
Kristian K. Brandt

Chemosphere ◽  
2019 ◽  
Vol 216 ◽  
pp. 757-765 ◽  
Yanju Liu ◽  
Jianhua Du ◽  
Zhaomin Dong ◽  
Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman ◽  
Yongchao Gao ◽  

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