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Sorption of thiabendazole in sub-tropical Brazilian soils

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de Oliveira Neto, Odilon Franca ; Arenas, Alejandro Yopasa ; Fostier, Anne Helene
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research; v. 24, n. 19, SI, p. 16503-16512, JUL 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Thiabendazole (TBZ) is an ionizable anthelmintic agent that belongs to the class of benzimidazoles. It is widely used in veterinary medicine and as a fungicide in agriculture. Sorption and desorption are important processes influencing transport, transformation, and bioavailability of xenobiotic compounds in soils; data related to sorption capacity are therefore needed for environmental risk assessments. The aim of this work was to assess the sorption potential of TBZ in four Brazilians soils (sandy, sandy-clay, and clay soils), using batch equilibrium experiments at three pH ranges (2.3-3.0, 3.8-4.2, and 5.5-5.7). The Freundlich sorption coefficient (K (F)) ranged from 9.0 to 58 mu g(1-1/n) (mL) (1/n) g(-1), with higher values generally observed at the lower pH ranges (2.3-3.0 and 3.8-4.2) and for clay soils. The highest organic carbon-normalized sorption coefficients (K-OC) obtained at pH 3.8-5.7 (around the natural pH range of 4.1-5.0) for both clay soils and sandy-clay soil were 3255 and 2015 mL g(-1), respectively. The highest correlations K (F) vs SOM (r = 0.70) and K (F) vs clay content (r = 0.91) were observed at pH 3.8-4.2. Our results suggest that TBZ sorption/desorption is strongly pH dependent and that its mobility could be higher in the studied soils than previously reported in soils from temperate regions. (AU)

Grantee:Anne Helene Fostier
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/09543-7 - Residues of veterinary drugs in the environment
Grantee:Susanne Rath
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants