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Distribution and Early Diagenesis of Antimony Species in Sediments and Porewaters of Freshwater Lakes

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Deng, Tian-Long
Published in Environmental Science & Technology. 2003, vol. 37, no. 6, p. 1163-1168
Abstract The study identifies the role played by different components of natural aquatic systems on the poorly known geochemistry of antimony. Different chemical forms of antimony were measured in porewaters and sediments of two Sudbury lakes characterized by contrasting redox conditions at the sediment−water interface. In porewaters, Sb(III) was present under reducing conditions where it could exist as SbS2- according to thermodynamic calculations. Sb(V) was detected mainly under oxic and mildly reducing environments where its presence was attributed to the oxidizing effect of iron and manganese oxyhydroxides or to the slow kinetics of reduction by dissolved sulfide or possible complexation by it. A third form of Sb identified as refractory was obtained after UV irradiation of the water samples, suggesting an association of Sb to low molecular weight natural organic matter. The distribution of Sb in sediments of the two lakes revealed (through the comparison of profiles and statistical correlations) the importance of iron and manganese oxyhydroxides in controlling the behavior of Sb, particularly in the lake where the interface was clearly oxic. Porewater profiles indicate that the dissolution of manganese and iron oxyhydroxides under anoxic conditions leads to the simultaneous release of dissolved Sb previously sorbed onto those compounds. In reducing sediments, the control of the solubility of Sb by iron sulfides is suggested.
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Other version: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es025931k
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CHEN, Yuwei et al. Distribution and Early Diagenesis of Antimony Species in Sediments and Porewaters of Freshwater Lakes. In: Environmental Science & Technology, 2003, vol. 37, n° 6, p. 1163-1168. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:101398

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