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Arsenic in Soil System

Studies on the mobility of arsenic (arsenite and arsenate) in soil and its adsorption on soil organic and inorganic compounds (clays, Al and Fe oxides), etc.

Activity start 2002
Publications - A. Violante, V. Cozzolino, S. Del Gaudio, D. Benerjee, M. Pigna (2009). Coprecipitation of arsenate within metal oxides: 3 nature, mineralogy and reactivity of iron(III)/Al precipitates. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 43(5), p. 1515-1521, ISSN:0013-936X, doi: 10.1021/es802229r (Q1)                                                                                                                                                                          - A. Violante, S. Del Gaudio, M. Pigna, M. Ricciardella, D. Benerjee (2007). Coprecipitation of arsenate within metal oxides: 2 nature, mineralogy and reactivity of iron(III) precipitates. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 41, p. 8275-8280, ISSN:0013-936X, doi: 10.1021/es070382 (Q1)
- A. Violante, M. Ricciardella, S. Del Gaudio, M. Pigna (2006). Coprecipitation of Arsenate with Metal Oxides: Nature, Mineralogy and Reactivity of Aluminum Precipitates. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 40, p. 4961-4967, ISSN:0013-936X, doi: 10.1021/es052321m (Q1)
- M. Pigna, G.S.R. Krishnamurti, A. Violante (2006). Kinetics of arsenate sorption-desorption from metal oxides: effect of residence time. SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN JOURNAL, vol. 70, p. 2017-2027, ISSN: 0361-5995, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2005.0373 (Q2)
- M. Pigna and A. Violante (2003). Fissazione di Arseniato su Suoli e Minerali a Carica Variabile in Presenza di Acidi Organici Policarbossilici e Fosfato. AGROCHIMICA, vol. 47(3-4), p. 103-111, ISSN: 0002-1857 (Q4)
- A. Violante and M. Pigna (2002). Competitive Sorption of Arsenate and Phosphate on Different Clay Minerals and Soils. SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN JOURNAL, vol. 66, p. 1788-1796, ISSN: 0361-5995 (Q2)
Permanent staff Massimo Pigna (AGR/13) 
Temporary or external staff Dr. Antonio Giandonato Caporale (post-doc) UNINA, Alessia Sommella (PhD student) UNINA, Shah Md. Golam Gousul Azam (PhD student) UNINA
Collaborations  
SSD  
Projects - Responsible of unit B of Naples, PRIN  entitled "Healthiness of agro-systems: chemical, biochemical and biological processes regulating the mobility of As in the soil-water-plant systems", number code 2010JBNL17_005, (MIUR, 72.000 €, 2010-2011)
- Member of unit B of Naples "Factors affecting adsorption/desorption processes and arsenic phytoavailability in polluted environments" of PRIN entitled "Mobility, toxicity and bioavailability of arsenic in soil-plant system", number code 20082FC352_001 (MIUR, 36.011 €, 2008)
- Member of unit B of Naples "Speciation, mobility and phytoavailability of heavy metals and metalloids in soil-plant system" of PRIN entitled "Transformation, mobility and phytoavailability of heavy metals and metalloids in soil-plant system ", number code 2006073324_001 (MIUR, 33.700 €, 2006)
- Member of unit B of Naples "Factors affecting the mobility and availability of toxicants in soil-plant system" of PRIN entitled "Biotic and abiotic processes affecting the mobility and availability of toxicants in soil-plant system", number code 2004078795_001 (MIUR, 22.000 €, 2004)
Recognitions and awards  
Scientific events XXXI Convegno Annuale SICA, organized by Dipartimento di Agraria, Università di Napoli Federico II, held in Napoli on 16-17 September 2013. 
Technology and know-how transfers  
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