Simultaneous application arsenic oxidising bacteria and biochar for the reclamation of arsenic contaminated soil
by Santosh Kumar Karn; Xiangliang Pan
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), Vol. 21, No. 2/3, 2018

Abstract: Current research focused transformation of arsenic, As (III) to As (V) in soil by an efficient bacterial strain (XS9) and successfully transformed 95.4% of As (III) in the soil contaminated with 50 mg/kg and significantly reduced the bioavailable As. After bacterial transformation, we applied two different biochar, produced at 350°C and 650°C at the rate of 2.5, 5 and 10% in the soil, for sorption or stabilization of As (V). We observed that a concentration of 2.5% and 5% biochar efficiently stabilizes the As content as compared to control. Additional, leaching of the treated soil sample was done into the soil column; we found that soil leachate collected at the different time interval (up to 72 h) does not have any soluble/available As. Further, arsenite resistance gene (aioA-gene) was also found in this species (XS9), and strain were identified using 16s rRNA gene sequencing.

Online publication date: Thu, 21-Jun-2018

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email