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Xu, D;Ding, SM;Li, B;Bai, XL;Fan, CX;Zhang, CS
2013
April
Journal Of Environmental Sciences
Speciation of organic phosphorus in a sediment profile of Lake Taihu I: Chemical forms and their transformation
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WOS: 16 ()
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LARGE SHALLOW LAKE FRACTIONATION CHINA RELEASE WATER IRON SORPTION SOILS GEOCHEMISTRY PHOSPHATE
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Organic phosphorus (nonreactive P, NRP) is a major component of P in sediments, but information about its chemical forms and dynamic transformation is limited. The chemical forms and dynamic behaviors of NRP in a sediment profile from Lake Taihu, a freshwater and eutrophic lake in China, were investigated. Five forms of NRP in the sediments were extracted based on a chemical fractionation technique, including easily labile NRP (NaHCO3-NRP), reactive metal oxide-bound NRP (HCl-NRP), humic acid-associated NRP (NaOH-NRPHA), fulvic acid-associated NRP (NaOH-NRPFA) and residual NRP (Res-TP). There were notable transformations with increasing sediment depth from the labile NaHCO3-NRP and NaOH-NRP pools to the recalcitrant HCl-NRP and Res-TP pools, which caused the NRP to become increasingly recalcitrant as the early diagenetic processes proceeded. Further analyses showed that the relative changes in contents of organic matter and reactive Fe oxides in the sediment profile triggered a competition for binding NRP fractions and led to the transformation of NRP. The results highlighted the importance of abiotic processes in regulating the diagenesis of organic P and its stability in sediments.
1001-0742
10.1016/S1001-0742(12)60136-3
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