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Mobilization and speciation of arsenic from hydrothermally altered rock containing calcite and pyrite under anoxic conditions

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Title: Mobilization and speciation of arsenic from hydrothermally altered rock containing calcite and pyrite under anoxic conditions
Authors: Tabelin, Carlito Baltazar Browse this author →ORCID
Igarashi, Toshifumi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Yoneda, Tetsuro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Leaching
speciation
arsenic
anoxic condition
column experiments
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Applied Geochemistry
Volume: 27
Issue: 12
Start Page: 2300
End Page: 2314
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.07.020
Abstract: The effects of water residence time and anoxic conditions on the mobilization and speciation of arsenic (As) in a calcite- and pyrite-bearing altered rock excavated during a road-tunnel project has been evaluated using batch and column laboratory experiments. Higher infiltration rates (i.e., shorter water residence times) enhanced the leaching of As due to the higher pH values of the effluents and more rapid transport of dissolved As through the columns. The concentration of As in the effluent also increased under anoxic conditions regardless of the water residence time. This enhanced leaching of As under anoxic conditions could be attributed to a significant pH increase and decreased Fe oxyhydroxides/oxides precipitation compared to similar experiments done under ambient conditions. Processes that controlled the evolution of pH and the temporal release mechanisms of As under anoxic conditions were identical to those previously observed under ambient conditions: the dissolution of soluble phases, pyrite oxidation, co-precipitation and/or adsorption/desorption reactions. Speciation of As in the column experiments could partly be attributed to the pH-dependent adsorption of As species onto Fe oxyhydroxides/oxides precipitates. Moreover, apparent equilibriums of the total As and arsenite (As[III]) concentrations were delayed under anoxic conditions in both batch and column experiments.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/50830
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