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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738553/response-of-soil-physicochemical-properties-and-enzyme-activities-to-long-term-reclamation-of-coastal-saline-soil-eastern-china
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Xuefeng Xie, Lijie Pu, Qiqi Wang, Ming Zhu, Yan Xu, Meng Zhang
Soil enzyme activity during different years of reclamation and land use patterns could indicate changes in soil quality. The objective of this research is to explore the dynamics of 5 soil enzyme activities (dehydrogenase, amylase, urease, acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase) involved in C, N, and P cycling and their responses to changes in soil physicochemical properties resulting from long-term reclamation of coastal saline soil. Soil samples from a total of 55 sites were collected from a coastal reclamation area with different years of reclamation (0, 7, 32, 40, 63a) in this study...
July 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738505/rethinking-aqueous-phase-diffusion-related-isotope-fractionation-contrasting-theoretical-effects-with-observations-at-the-field-scale
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Shu Xu, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Brent E Sleep
Aqueous phase diffusion-related isotope fractionation (DRIF) was investigated through modelling to determine under what subsurface conditions carbon isotope DRIF effects would be observable using typical sampling approaches. A dispersive enrichment factor was defined based on heavy and light isotopologue dispersion coefficients. For a given ratio of source concentration (C0) to method detection limit (MDL), the maximum DRIF in a system increased linearly with transverse dispersive enrichment factor. Using this linear relationship, the critical dispersion enrichment factor for which DRIF would not be observable was quantified...
July 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738305/contamination-characteristics-and-source-apportionment-of-methylated-pahs-in-agricultural-soils-from-yangtze-river-delta-china
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Weixiao Chen, Xinyi Wu, Haiyun Zhang, Jianteng Sun, Wenxin Liu, Lizhong Zhu, Xiangdong Li, Daniel C W Tsang, Shu Tao, Xilong Wang
Alkylated PAHs (APAHs) have been shown to be more toxic and persistent than their non-alkylated parent compounds. However, little is known about the extent of soil contamination by these pollutants. To help understand agricultural soil pollution by these compounds at a regional scale, a total of 18 methylated PAHs (MPAHs, a major class of APAHs) in 243 soil samples were analyzed. These soil samples were collected from 11 sites in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region, a representative fast developing area in China...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738252/radioactivity-analysis-of-soil-samples-taken-from-the-western-and-northern-shores-of-lake-van-turkey
#4
Halime Kayakökü, Mahmut Doğru
In this study, concentrations of the radioactive isotopes (226)Ra, (232)Th, (40)K and (137)Cs were measured in soil samples from the shores of Lake Van using a high purity germanium detector. Activity concentrations obtained for these nuclides were compared with world average values. The average (226)Ra, (232)Th and (4)(0)K activity concentrations calculated for the soil samples were higher than the world average values reported by UNSCEAR. The lowest (226)Ra, (232)Th and (4)(0)K activity concentrations were recorded in sample T-1 whereas the highest values were recorded in sample T-11...
July 12, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738174/distribution-of-ion-contents-and-microorganisms-during-the-electro-bioremediation-of-petroleum-contaminated-saline-soil
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Meng Zhang, Shuhai Guo, Fengmei Li, Bo Wu
This study investigated the distribution of ion contents and microorganisms during the electro-bioremediation (EK-Bio) of petroleum-contaminated saline soil. The results showed that soil ions tend to accumulate around the electrodes, and the concentration was correlated with the distance from the electrodes. The average soil ion content was 7.92 g/kg around the electrodes (site A) and 0.55 g/kg at the furthest distance from the electrodes (site B) after 112 days of treatment, while the initial average content was 3...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737889/application-of-resonance-ionization-mass-spectrometry-for-ultra-trace-analysis-of-technetium
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Pascal Schönberg, Christoph Mokry, Jörg Runke, Daniela Schönenbach, Nils Stöbener, Petra Thörle-Pospiech, Norbert Trautmann, Tobias Reich
This work shows the capability of Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry (RIMS) for the determination of (99g)Tc at the ultra-trace level. The characterization of the prepared samples by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and optimization of the RIMS setup for this purpose as well as the application of the RIMS method to a soil sample are presented. (97)Tc was used as a tracer isotope to determine the amount of (99g)Tc in a soil sample with RIMS. With 8.8 · 10(10) atoms (97)Tc as tracer, the concentration of (99g)Tc amounts to 1...
July 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737443/fertirrigation-with-sugarcane-vinasse-foreseeing-potential-impacts-on-soil-and-water-resources-through-vinasse-characterization
#7
Lucas T Fuess, Isabella J Rodrigues, Marcelo L Garcia
This paper reports the characterization of the polluting potential of sugarcane vinasse, the main wastewater from ethanol production. Compositional data from vinasse samples collected from sugarcane biorefineries were used to predict negative effects on the soil, water resources and crops potentially associated with fertirrigation, the primary final destination of vinasse in Brazil. High risks of soil salinization were associated with the land disposal of vinasse, as evidenced by the high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS; >4,000 mg L(-1)) and electrical conductivity (>6...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737135/a-flotation-sieving-method-to-detect-echinococcus-multilocularis-and-toxocara-spp-eggs-in-soil-by-real-time-pcr
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Gérald Umhang, Matthieu Bastien, Camille Renault, Marine Faisse, Christophe Caillot, Jean-Marc Boucher, Vanessa Hormaz, Marie-Lazarine Poulle, Franck Boué
Soil can be a source of human infection by many zoonotic helminth species including Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxocara spp. The prevention of alveolar echinococcosis could be greatly improved through the identification of at-risk areas. Yet very few data are available about the detection of E. multilocularis in soil, while more studies have been reported for Toxocara spp. Identification of soil contamination by E. multilocularis eggs requires the use of specific methods. This study describes the development of a method for the detection of E...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735472/assessment-of-soils-contamination-with-veterinary-antibiotic-residues-in-northern-poland-using-developed-mae-spe-lc-ms-ms-methods
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Paulina Łukaszewicz, Jolanta Kumirska, Anna Białk-Bielińska, Joanna Dołżonek, Piotr Stepnowski
Among the wide range of compounds reaching the soil are the veterinary antimicrobials. Since no regulations regarding acceptable levels of drug concentrations in the environment exist, monitoring tests, particularly concerning soils, are carried out very rarely. This study presents a preliminary assessment of the contamination of agricultural soils in Northern Poland with seven antimicrobial veterinary medicines which has never been carried out before. Veterinary drugs were detected in 54% of the examined soil samples; the most commonly detected drugs were sulfonamides and trimethoprim...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735435/examination-of-honeys-and-flowers-as-soil-element-indicators
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Nikolett Czipa, Gerda Diósi, Clive Phillips, Béla Kovács
Detection of soil element deficiencies is time consuming, requiring a major commitment for field work and analysis. Bees concentrate some elements in their honey which could allow soil element concentrations to be predicted without having to take large numbers of soil samples. We measured 14 element concentrations in soil, sunflower, acacia flower and honey samples from two different regions of Hungary. Across sites, the elements with significant correlation coefficients between honey and soil concentrations, in descending order of probability, were Cu > Ba >Sr = Ni > Zn > Mn = Pb >As...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735410/rhizosphere-sampling-protocols-for-microbiome-16s-18s-its-rrna-library-preparation-and-enrichment-for-the-isolation-of-drought-tolerance-promoting-microbes
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Venkatachalam Lakshmanan, Prasun Ray, Kelly D Craven
Natural plant microbiomes are abundant and have a remarkably robust composition, both as epiphytes on the plant surface and as endophytes within plant tissues. Microbes in the former "habitat" face limited nutrients and harsh environmental conditions, while those in the latter likely lead a more sheltered existence. The most populous and diverse of these microbiomes are associated with the zone around the plant roots, commonly referred to as the rhizosphere. A majority of recent studies characterize these plant-associated microbiomes by community profiling of bacteria and fungi, using amplicon-based marker genes and next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735391/toward-a-resilient-functional-microbiome-drought-tolerance-alleviating-microbes-for-sustainable-agriculture
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Venkatachalam Lakshmanan, Prasun Ray, Kelly D Craven
In recent years, the utilization of novel sequencing techniques opened a new field of research into plant microbiota and was used to explore a wide diversity of microorganisms both inside and outside of plant host tissues, i.e., the endosphere and rhizosphere, respectively. An early realization from such research was that species richness and diversity of the plant microbiome are both greater than believed even a few years ago, and soil is likely home to the most abundant and diverse microbial habitats known...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735305/molecular-study-of-indigenous-bacterial-community-composition-on-exposure-to-soil-arsenic-concentration-gradient
#13
Semanti Basu, Tanima Paul, Priya Yadav, Abhijit Debnath, Keka Sarkar
Community structure of bacteria present in arsenic contaminated agricultural soil was studied with qPCR (quantitative PCR) and DGGE (Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis) as an indicator of extreme stresses. Copy number of six common bacterial taxa (Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, α-, β- and γ-Proteobacteria, Firmicutes) was calculated using group specific primers of 16S rDNA. It revealed that soil contaminated with low concentration of arsenic was dominated by both Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria but a shift towards Proteobacteria was observed with increasing arsenic concentration, and number of Actinobacteria eventually decreases...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734250/assessment-of-direct-exposure-and-leaching-risk-from-pahs-in-roadway-and-stormwater-system-residuals
#14
Edmund Azah, Hwidong Kim, Timothy Townsend
Wastes generated from municipal cleaning activities such as street sweeping, ditch cleaning, stormwater pond maintenance, and catch basin sediment removal require appropriate management. Beneficial use of these types of waste is a good alternative to landfilling; however, there are genuine concerns about possible soil and groundwater contamination by pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This study assessed the potential risks associated with beneficial use of roadway and stormwater system residuals collected from 14 cities across the state of Florida, USA...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734218/the-evaluation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-biodegradation-kinetics-in-soil-amended-with-organic-fertilizers-and-bulking-agents
#15
Dariusz Włóka, Agnieszka Placek, Agnieszka Rorat, Marzena Smol, Małgorzata Kacprzak
The aim of this study was to investigate the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) biodegradation kinetics in soils fertilized with organic amendments (sewage sludge, compost), bulking agents (mineral sorbent, silicon dioxide in form of nano powder), and novel compositions of those materials. The scope of conducted works includes a cyclic CO2 production measurements and the determinations of PAHs content in soil samples, before and after 3-months of incubation. Obtained results show that the use of both type of organic fertilizers have a positive effect on the PAHs removal from soil...
July 19, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732786/antibiotic-resistance-of-bacteria-isolated-from-heavy-metal-polluted-soils-with-different-land-uses
#16
Ali Akbar Safari Sinegani, Nayereh Younessi
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to determine the relationship between the antibiotic and heavy metal tolerance of culturable bacteria isolated from mining waste, pasture, and agricultural soils containing different levels of heavy metals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The populations of total culturable bacteria, and heavy metal- and antibiotic-tolerant bacteria in the soils were enumerated on nutrient agar, nutrient agar amended with metals, and Mueller-Hinton agar amended with antibiotics, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732403/ecosystem-service-trade-offs-and-their-influencing-factors-a-case-study-in-the-loess-plateau-of-china
#17
Qiang Feng, Wenwu Zhao, Bojie Fu, Jingyi Ding, Shuai Wang
Soil erosion control (SEC), carbon sequestration (CAS), and soil moisture (SMO) strongly interact in the semi-arid Loess Plateau. Since SMO has supportive effects on SEC and CAS, it can be considered as ecosystem service (ES), and there is an immediate need to coordinate the relationships among these ecosystem services (ESs) to promote the sustainability of vegetation recovery. In this study, we quantified the ESs, ES trade-offs, and the environmental factors in 151 sample plots in the Ansai watershed, and we used a redundancy analysis (RDA) to clarify the effects of environmental factors on these ESs and their trade-offs...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732294/soil-bacterial-community-response-to-vegetation-succession-after-fencing-in-the-grassland-of-china
#18
Quanchao Zeng, Shaoshan An, Yang Liu
Natural succession is an important process in terrestrial system, playing an important role in enhancing soil quality and plant diversity. Soil bacteria is the linkage between soil and plant, has an important role in aboveground community dynamics and ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems, driving the decomposition of soil organic matter and plant litter. However, the role of soil bacteria in the secondary succession has not been well understood, particularly in the degraded soil of Loess Plateau...
July 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732277/assessment-of-metal-and-pah-profiles-in-suds-soil-based-on-an-improved-experimental-procedure
#19
Damien Tedoldi, Ghassan Chebbo, Daniel Pierlot, Yves Kovacs, Marie-Christine Gromaire
The increasing use of infiltration-based systems for stormwater management questions the soil's ability to act as a long-term filter for runoff contaminants, and brings about operational matters regarding the most effective maintenance practices to enhance contaminant retention in SUDS. This paper reports the vertical extent of metal and PAH contamination in the soil of seven source-control devices in operation for more than 10 years, assessed via a two-step sampling strategy to optimize the representativeness of the contamination profiles...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732033/spatial-and-simultaneous-representative-seroprevalence-of-anti-toxoplasma-gondii-antibodies-in-owners-and-their-domiciled-dogs-in-a-major-city-of-southern-brazil
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Aline do Nascimento Benitez, Felippe Danyel Cardoso Martins, Marcelle Mareze, Nelson Jessé Rodrigues Santos, Fernanda Pinto Ferreira, Camila Marinelli Martins, João Luis Garcia, Regina Mitsuka-Breganó, Roberta Lemos Freire, Alexander Welker Biondo, Italmar Teodorico Navarro
Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, has traditionally been considered an important water and foodborne protozoonosis with important public health considerations. Although felids play a well-established role as definitive hosts, canine epidemiological involvement in the parasite's life cycle remains questionable and controversial. The increasing closeness of the human-dog bond, particularly seen in urban settings, has been recognized as a historically unprecedented worldwide movement. Sharing daily lives in the same households, dogs may be exposed to similar associated risks of T...
2017: PloS One
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