Effects of gamma-sterilization on DOC, uranium and arsenic remobilization from organic and microbial rich stream sediments.

@article{Schaller2011EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of gamma-sterilization on DOC, uranium and arsenic remobilization from organic and microbial rich stream sediments.},
  author={Joerg Schaller and Arndt Weiske and E. Gert Dudel},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 17},
  pages={3211-4}
}
Organic-rich sediments are known to be effective accumulators for uranium and arsenic. Much is known about the capacity for metal or metalloid fixation by microbes and organic compounds as well as inorganic sediment particles. Experiments investigating the effect of microbes on the process of metal fixation in sediments require sterilized sediments as control treatment which is often realized by gamma-sterilization. Only few studies show that gamma-sterilization has an effect on the… CONTINUE READING