E3S Web Conf.
Volume 98, 201916th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-16) and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction, Experimental Geochemistry|
|Published online||07 June 2019|
Mechanisms of arsenite oxidation and arsenate adsorption by a poorly crystalline manganese oxide in the presence of low molecular weight organic acids
State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, P.R. China
2 School of Water Resources and Environment, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing 100083, P.R. China
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Manganese oxides are considered as one of the effective oxides capable of oxidizing arsenite and reduce the toxicity of arsenic. Since low molecular weight organic acids (LMWOAs) commonly found in nature can act as reducing and chelating agents for manganese oxides, it is particularly important to investigate how these organic acids with different numbers of carboxyl groups like citrate and EDTA affect oxidation and adsorption of arsenic by manganese oxides. In this study, low As(V) adsorption on manganese oxide is slightly enhanced by citrate and EDTA, which results from the increase in active sites via reduction of manganese oxide by LMWOAs. However, citrate and EDTA have different effects on the oxidation of As(III). MnIII/II citrate autocatalytic cycle as a manganese-based redox system decreases As(III) oxidation rate, but EDTA does not yield autocatalysis, which slightly increases the oxidation rate of As(III). Reduction of manganese oxide by EDTA and chelation between Mn(II) and EDTA lead to exposure of more active sites. Our research highlights the different effects of low molecular weight organic acids on the reactions between arsenic and manganese oxide.
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