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In the presence of dissolved organic matter, the mechanism of algal bioaccumulation of different metals is complex, and its significance goes far beyond the alga-metal binary system. In the presence of 10 and 20 mg L-1 fulvic acid (FA), the maximum tolerance concentrations of Chlorella pyrenoidosa to Ni were 0.25 and 0.26 mmol L-1, and to Zn were 0.62 and 0.68 mmol L-1, respectively. Within the maximum tolerance concentration ranges, the bioaccumulation behaviors of Ni and Zn were systematically compared in the presence of FA. The presence of FA shortened the adsorption equilibrium time and decreased the maximum bioaccumulation capacity of Ni and Zn. The bioaccumulation mechanism of Ni by C. pyrenoidosa was more inclined to monolayer adsorption, while the bioaccumulation mechanism of Zn was more inclined to multilayer adsorption. More details were revealed after the bioaccumulated metals were separated into adsorption and internalization states by 0.01 M EDTA elution. The presence of FA decreased more adsorbed Zn than the adsorbed Ni, due to the different competitive roles of FA in the ternary system of Ni and Zn, but the presence of FA increased the internalized Ni might due to the stronger complexation of Ni-FA. This research indicated that algae had unique bioaccumulation mechanisms for different metals in the presence of FA, which is of great significance to accurately evaluate the ecological risk posed by heavy metals. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Gaoxiang Zhang, Boxuan Yang, Luze Shao, Feili Li, Yaling Leng, Xiaoling Chen. Differences in bioaccumulation of Ni and Zn by microalgae in the presence of fulvic acid. Chemosphere. 2022 Mar;291(Pt 2):132838

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