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Clay-microbe interactions and implications for environmental mitigation

Dong Hailiang
Clay-microbe interactions and implications for environmental mitigation
Elements (April 2012) 8 (2): 113-118


Clay minerals are ubiquitous in soils, sediments, and sedimentary rocks, and they play important roles in environmental processes. Microbes are also abundant in these geological media, and they interact with clays via a variety of mechanisms, such as reduction and oxidation of structural iron and mineral dissolution and precipitation through the production of siderophores and organic acids. These interactions greatly accelerate clay mineral reaction rates. While it is certain that microbes play important roles in clay mineral transformations, quantitative assessment of these roles is limited. This paper reviews some active areas of research on clay-microbe interactions and provides perspectives for future work.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 8
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Clay-microbe interactions and implications for environmental mitigation
Author(s): Dong Hailiang
Affiliation: China University of Geosciences, State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, Beijing, China
Pages: 113-118
Published: 201204
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 29
Accession Number: 2012-047824
Categories: General geochemistryMineralogy of silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201225
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