Environmental factors relating to arsenic accumulation by Dunaliella sp

Yukiho Yamaoka, Osamu Takimura, Hiroyuki Fuse

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The accumulation of arsenic by Dunaliella sp. was examined by using a solution containing arsenic only as a first approach to the study of arsenic recovery by aqueous systems. The accumulation of arsenic by Dunaliella sp. was rapid, with equilibrium established in 8 h with respect to arsenic partioning between dissolved and particulate phase. The optimum accumulation was at pH 8.2, NaCl 20 g dm−3, illumination 5000–10000 lux and temperature 22°C. Increased phosphate concentration significantly decreased the uptake of arsenic in the culture. These results suggested that accumulation of arsenic by Dunaliella sp. depended upon biological activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-364
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes



  • arsenic
  • bioaccumulation
  • environmental factors
  • microalgae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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