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Fluxes, speciation and bioavailability of arsenic at the water/sediment interface in alkaline lakes of the Pantanal of Nhecolândia using DGT

Grant number: 19/18124-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2020
Effective date (End): February 29, 2024
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Anne Helene Fostier
Grantee:José Lucas Martins Viana
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/14227-5 - Climatic changes and environmental impacts in wetlands of Pantanal region (Brazil): quantification, control factors and long term temporal modeling, AP.PFPMCG.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):21/14272-9 - Circular economies: using DGT to assess the release kinetics of phosphorus in soils treated with waste-based fertilizer alternatives, BE.EP.DR


Arsenic (As) is an abundant metal in the earth's crust, occurring in various environmental compartments, as well it can be available by anthropogenic activities. In the last years, high concentrations of arsenic (up to 4 mg L-1) were detected in saline-alkaline lakes from Nhecolândia, located in Pantanal wetlands. This region is characterized by a rich biodiversity, and by the occurrence of many lakes with very specific characteristics, such as high pH (8 - 11) and salinity. Moreover, saline-alkaline lakes occur along with freshwater lakes. The biogeochemical cycle of As, as well its bioavailability and speciation, are poorly known in this region. Thus, this work aims to contribute on the knowledge of the environmental behavior of arsenic in alkaline-saline lakes from Nhecolândia, since one of the main objectives is to evaluate de bioavailability and speciation in the sediment/water interface (SWI) where relatively low concentrations (up to 20 mg / kg) have already been determined, unlike in the water column and subsurface waters around lagoons, where As concentrations can reach up to ~ 4 mg/L. The use of the passive sampling technique Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) is a central point in this work. Applying this passive sampler aims to minimize problems associated to the sampling, as well as giving valuable information regarding bioavailability, mobility and fluxes of arsenic in sediment/water interface, among others potentialities that will be explored. Moreover, other features of DGT sampler would be explored during the sandwich period in the Prof. Paul N. Williams's laboratory at Queen's University (Irlande). Therefore, at the end of this work, a reliable status of contamination, mobility and bioavailability of arsenic in the sediment/water interface of saline-alkaline lakes from Nhecolândia is expected.

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
VIANA, JOSE LUCAS MARTINS; DE SOUZA, ADRIANA FELIX; HERNANDEZ, AMAURIS HECHAVARRIA; ELIAS, LUCAS PELLEGRINI; EISMANN, CARLOS EDUARDO; REZENDE-FILHO, ARY TAVARES; BARBIERO, LAURENT; MENEGARIO, AMAURI ANTONIO; FOSTIER, ANNE HELENE. In situ arsenic speciation at the soil/water interface of saline-alkaline lakes of the Pantanal, Brazil: A DGT-based approach. Science of The Total Environment, v. 804, . (16/14227-5, 18/17069-7, 19/18124-4, 19/07359-0)
ELIAS, LUCAS PELLEGRINI; MENEGARIO, AMAURI ANTONIO; HERNANDEZ, AMAURIS HECHAVARRIA; EISMANN, CARLOS EDUARDO; MARTINS VIANA, JOSE LUCAS; PEDROBOM, JORGE HENRIQUE; DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, EDSON GERALDO; BARBIERO, LAURENT; FOSTIER, ANNE HELENE. In situ fractionation and redox speciation of arsenic in soda lakes of Nhecolandia (Pantanal, Brazil) using the diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) technique. Chemosphere, v. 288, n. 2, . (16/14227-5, 18/17069-7, 19/18124-4, 21/00572-0)
VIANA, JOSE LUCAS MARTINS; STEFFLER, DEBORA APARECIDA; HERNANDEZ, AMAURIS HECHAVARRIA; COSTA, JULIANA DOS SANTOS; PELLEGRINETTI, THIERRY ALEXANDRE; DE JESUS, ERICK CHRISTIAN RODRIGUES; CANCIAN, MARIANNA; FIORE, MARLI FATIMA; REZENDE-FILHO, ARY T.; SUSSULINI, ALESSANDRA; et al. Bioaccumulation and speciation of arsenic in plankton from tropical soda lakes along a salinity gradient. Science of The Total Environment, v. 895, p. 11-pg., . (17/12644-0, 19/18124-4, 16/14227-5, 17/23301-7, 21/05927-1, 21/05683-5)
EISMANN, CARLOS EDUARDO; MENEGARIO, AMAURI ANTONIO; DE OLIVEIRA JR, EDSON GERALDO; ELIAS, LUCAS PELLEGRINI; VIANA, JOSE LUCAS MARTINS; ZANATTA, MELINA BORGES TEIXEIRA; BARBIERO, LAURENT; FOSTIER, ANNE HELENE. A simple, green and low-cost agarose-based binding layer for simultaneous determination of cations and anions in aquatic systems using DGT. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 15, n. 27, p. 9-pg., . (18/17069-7, 19/18124-4, 16/14227-5, 22/00518-9, 19/07359-0, 21/14272-9)
MARTINS VIANA, JOSE LUCAS; MENEGARIO, AMAURI ANTONIO; FOSTIER, ANNE HELENE. Preparation of environmental samples for chemical speciation of metal/metalloids: A review of extraction techniques. Talanta, v. 226, . (16/14227-5, 18/17069-7, 19/18124-4)
HECHAVARRIA-HERNANDEZ, AMAURIS; VIANA, JOSE LUCAS MARTINS; BARBIERO, LAURENT; REZENDE-FILHO, ARY TAVARES; MONTES, CELIA REGINA; MELFI, ADOLPHO JOSE; FOSTIER, ANNE HELENE. Spatial and seasonal variation of arsenic speciation in Pantanal soda lakes. Chemosphere, v. 329, p. 9-pg., . (19/18124-4, 16/14227-5, 21/14272-9)
Academic Publications
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VIANA, José Lucas Martins. Especiação, mobilidade e biodisponibilidade de arsênio, urânio e fósforo em diferentes ecossistemas usando técnica de gradientes difusivos em filmes finos (DGT). 2024. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Química Campinas, SP.

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