Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 19, pp 19871–19878 | Cite as

Solubility, uptake, and translocation of BDE 47 as affected by DOM extracted from agricultural wastes

  • Helian LiEmail author
  • Fengluan Shao
  • Yanhua Qiu
  • Yibing Ma
Research Article


Dissolved organic matter (DOM) extracted from wheat straw (SDOM) and cow manure (MDOM) were used to investigate their effects on the solubilization, uptake, and translocation of 2,2′,4,4′-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47). Partition coefficients (KDOC) of BDE 47 between water and the two types of DOM were measured by the solubility enhancement method. The uptake and translocation of BDE 47 by wheat plants were explored by hydroponic exposure experiments. In the range of 0 to 100 mg/L of DOM, the solubility of BDE 47 increased with increasing concentrations of DOM. The log [KDOC] values of BDE 47 in SDOM and MDOM solutions were 5.77 and 5.31, respectively. The log [KDOC] values of BDE 47 in SDOM solutions were higher than those in MDOM solutions, which might be ascribed to the higher content of aliphatic carbon and lower molecular weight of SDOM. The addition of DOM (50 mg/L) significantly increased the accumulation of BDE 47 in the shoots of wheat plants. Wheat straw DOM had greater effect than MDOM in enhancing the accumulation of BDE 47. This study demonstrated the potential risk of BDE 47 to plants resulting from DOM-facilitated transport or the changes in metabolic properties.


PBDEs Dissolved organic matter Agricultural waste Solubilization Translocation 


Funding information

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21207049).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Water Conservancy and EnvironmentUniversity of JinanJinanChina

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