Fengchang Wu

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A hydroponic experiment was performed using Cd-sensitive (cv. Xiushui63) and tolerant (cv. Bing97252) rice cultivars to evaluate the difference in their response to Cd toxicity in the presence of exogenous glutathione (GSH). The results showed that Cd stress (5 and 50 μmol/l Cd) decreased plant fresh weight, contents of chlorophyll a, b and carotenoids,(More)
Antimony (Sb) toxicity and contamination has become a growing concern in recent years. Remediation of Sb contamination using plants may be an effective approach. This study aimed to investigate the potential of antimony (Sb) tolerance and accumulation by plants, as well as to understand the antioxidative responses to Sb. One set of hydroponic trials was set(More)
Concurrent with the increasing production and application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) comes an increasing likelihood of CNTs presenting in the aquatic environment, and thereby potentially threatening aquatic organisms via toxic mechanisms that are, at present, poorly understood. This study systematically investigated the toxicity of three multiwalled CNT(More)
A total of 602 seafood samples, including fish, shrimps, crabs and molluscs, were analyzed for a suite of persistent halogenated compounds. The residual levels of DDTs (sum of o,p'- and p,p'-DDT, DDD, and DDE) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) varied significantly among different species, and ranged from non-detectable (nd) to 699 ng/g and nd to(More)
The rates of adsorption of three commercial reactive dyes and Cu(II) from water in the absence and presence of complexing agents using chitosan were measured at 30 degrees C. Three simplified kinetic models, i.e., pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, and intraparticle diffusion, were tested to investigate the adsorption mechanisms. It was shown that the(More)
The adsorption capacities and rates of Cu(II) and a commercial reactive dye RR222 on flake- and bead-types of chitosans prepared from three fishery wastes (shrimp, crab, and lobster shells) were compared at 30 degrees C. It was shown that all equilibrium isotherms could be well fitted by the Langmuir equation. The adsorption capacity of Cu(II) on flake- and(More)
Like arsenic (As), antimony (Sb) is known to be a genotoxic element in vitro and in vivo. Sb is now recognized as a global contaminant and has aroused the global concerns recently. However, knowledge is scarce concerning the transfer of Sb from the environment to humans and the related hazards to human health. In this pilot study, the health risk and main(More)
To identify the concentrations and sources of heavy metals, and to assess soil environmental quality, 63 soil samples were collected in Yibin City, Sichuan Province, China. Mean concentrations of As, Pb, Zn, and Cu were 10.55, 61.23, 138.88 and 56.35 mg/kg, respectively. As concentrations were comparable to background values, while Pb, Zn, and Cu(More)
In this study, the characteristics of organic phosphorus (Po) fractions in sediments of six lakes from the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River region and Southwestern China Plateau, China were investigated using a soil Po fractionation scheme, and the relationships between Po, inorganic phosphorus (Pi) and pollution status were also discussed. The(More)
The enhancement of abilities for the removal of reactive dyes and immobilization of tyrosinase onto highly swollen chitosan beads was demonstrated compared to the use of common chitosan flakes. Chitosan was prepared from natural cuttlebone wastes. It was shown that the adsorption capacity of dyes at 30 degrees C using swollen chitosan beads was around five(More)