How do plants affect the distribution of arsenic (As) in a contaminated floodplain soil? To answer this question, we combined synchrotron-based analyses with field and laboratory observations. In periodically flooded soils, iron (Fe) enrichments form around plant roots. Our results demonstrate that a substantial fraction of soil As may be accumulated in these Fe-enrichments. This process likely reduces the leaching of As during periods of soil flooding Show more
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Book titleANKA Annual Report 2008
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PublisherKIT-the cooperation of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Organisational unit03621 - Peter, Markus / Peter, Markus
03541 - Kretzschmar, Ruben / Kretzschmar, Ruben
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