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Biodegradation and speciation of roxarsone in an anaerobic granular sludge system and its impacts.
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PMID:  25108830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Roxarsone (3-nitro-4-hydroxy benzene arsenic acid) is an organoarsenic feed additive and has been widely used in the poultry industry to prevent coccidiosis and improve feed efficiency. The presence of roxarsone and its degradation products results in the instability of the anaerobic methanogenic process. This study investigated the degradation and speciation of roxarsone in an anaerobic granular sludge (AGS) system and the impacts of roxarsone and its degradation products on the structure of AGS. Roxarsone inhibited methane production, and the added roxarsone was rapidly degraded into 3-amino-4-hydroxyphenylarsonic acid (HAPA). After 240 days of incubation, the distribution of arsenic differed between the aqueous solution and the AGS in the assays of 20 and 350mg/L roxarsone. Species analysis indicated that HAPA was completely degraded in all of the assays with roxarsone addition after 240 days of incubation. Species distribution was affected by the phases and the initial concentration of roxarsone added. The concentration of As(III) was higher than that of As(V) in both the aqueous solution and the AGS in all assays with roxarsone addition. The toxicity of roxarsone and its degradation products resulted in changes in the structure and the microorganism species in the AGS.
Fei-Fei Zhang; Wei Wang; Shou-Jun Yuan; Zhen-Hu Hu
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hazardous materials     Volume:  279C     ISSN:  1873-3336     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hazard. Mater.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422688     Medline TA:  J Hazard Mater     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  562-568     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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