Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 26;786:147338. Epub 2021 Apr 26.
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Water Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao, Shandong 266237, China; Suzhou Research Institute, Shandong University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China. Electronic address:
Both potentially toxic elements (PTEs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widely present in soil contaminated by steel industries. This study assessed the vertical variation (at 20 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm, 80 cm, 120 cm, and 150 cm depth) of bacterial abundance, community structure, functional genes related to PAHs degradation, and community co-occurrence patterns in an old steel plant soils which contaminated by PTEs and PAHs for 60 years. The excessive PAHs and PTEs in steel plant soils were benzo (a) pyrene, benzo (b) fluoranthene, dibenzo (a, h) anthracene, indeno (1,2,3-c, d) pyrene, and lead (Pb). Read More