Research Topics

Tangfu Xiao


Affiliation: Institute of Geochemistry
Country: China


  1. Liu Y, Xiao T, Baveye P, Zhu J, Ning Z, Li H. Potential health risk in areas with high naturally-occurring cadmium background in southwestern China. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015;112:122-31 pubmed publisher
  2. Sun W, Xiao T, Sun M, Dong Y, Ning Z, Xiao E, et al. Diversity of the Sediment Microbial Community in the Aha Watershed (Southwest China) in Response to Acid Mine Drainage Pollution Gradients. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015;81:4874-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the canonical correspondence analysis suggested that temperature, pH, total Fe, sulfate, and redox potentials (Eh) were significant factors that structured the microbial community compositions along the Aha watershed. ..
  3. Sun J, Zou X, Xiao T, Jia Y, Ning Z, Sun M, et al. Biosorption and bioaccumulation of thallium by thallium-tolerant fungal isolates. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2015;22:16742-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings further suggest the applicability of the fungal isolates for cleanup of Tl in Tl-polluted water and soil. ..
  4. Sun W, Xiao E, Dong Y, Tang S, Krumins V, Ning Z, et al. Profiling microbial community in a watershed heavily contaminated by an active antimony (Sb) mine in Southwest China. Sci Total Environ. 2016;550:297-308 pubmed publisher
  5. Xiao E, Krumins V, Tang S, Xiao T, Ning Z, Lan X, et al. Correlating microbial community profiles with geochemical conditions in a watershed heavily contaminated by an antimony tailing pond. Environ Pollut. 2016;215:141-153 pubmed publisher
    ..A number of taxonomic groups were positively correlated with the Sb and As extractable fractions and various Sb and As species in sediment, suggesting potential roles of these phylotypes in Sb biogeochemical cycling. ..
  6. Xiao E, Krumins V, Dong Y, Xiao T, Ning Z, Xiao Q, et al. Microbial diversity and community structure in an antimony-rich tailings dump. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100:7751-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) indicates that TOC and the sulfate to sulfide ratio strongly shaped the microbial communities, suggesting the influence of the environmental factors in the indigenous microbial communities. ..
  7. Sun W, Xiao E, Kalin M, Krumins V, Dong Y, Ning Z, et al. Remediation of antimony-rich mine waters: Assessment of antimony removal and shifts in the microbial community of an onsite field-scale bioreactor. Environ Pollut. 2016;215:213-222 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, this study was the first to employ a field-scale bioreactor to treat Sb-rich mine water onsite and, moreover, the findings suggest the feasibility of the bioreactor in removing elevated Sb from mine waters. ..
  8. Sun W, Xiao E, Krumins V, Dong Y, Xiao T, Ning Z, et al. Characterization of the microbial community composition and the distribution of Fe-metabolizing bacteria in a creek contaminated by acid mine drainage. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100:8523-35 pubmed publisher
    ..e., Fe, pH, and TOC). These findings were beneficial to a better understanding of natural attenuation of AMD. ..
  9. Xiao E, Krumins V, Xiao T, Dong Y, Tang S, Ning Z, et al. Depth-resolved microbial community analyses in two contrasting soil cores contaminated by antimony and arsenic. Environ Pollut. 2017;221:244-255 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Xiong Y, Xiao T, Liu Y, Zhu J, Ning Z, Xiao Q. Occurrence and mobility of toxic elements in coals from endemic fluorosis areas in the Three Gorges Region, SW China. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;144:1-10 pubmed publisher
  2. Rasool A, Farooqi A, Xiao T, Ali W, Noor S, Abiola O, et al. A review of global outlook on fluoride contamination in groundwater with prominence on the Pakistan current situation. Environ Geochem Health. 2018;40:1265-1281 pubmed publisher
    ..Considering these verities, health authorities urgently need to establish alternative means of water decontamination in order to prevent associated health problems. ..