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    Alteration of arsenopyrite in soils under different vegetation covers
    Drahota, Petr
    Ettler, V.
    Mihaljevič, M.
    Procházka, R.
    Strnad, L.
    Šebek, O.
    Šráček, O.
    Zeman, J.
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Science of the Total Environment
    Roč. 408, č. 6
    s. 1286-1294
    Rozsah: 9 s. : WWW
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z30130516
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Abstract (in english)
   The weathering of arsenopyrite has been monitored in soils using an in situ experimental approach. Arsenopyrite in nylon experimental bags was placed in individual horizons in soils in spruce, beech and unforested areas and left in contact with the soil for a period of 1 year. Scorodite was identified as a principal secondary mineral of arsenic (As) formed directly on the surface of the arsenopyrite. The amount of scorodite formed decreased in the series beech, spruce and unforested areas. In forested areas, there was a larger amount of scorodite on arsenopyrites exposed in organic horizons (litter, A horizon). The greater rate of arsenopyrite alteration in organic horizons in the beech stand compared to spruce stand is probably a result of faster mineralization of organic material with resulting production of nitrate and better seepage conditions of soil in this area. The As content in the mobile fractions increased in the organic horizon in the forested areas after the experiments.
    AV ČR Brno, Geologický ústav
Contributor code
    AV ČR, GLÚ
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Import date
    8. 8. 2012