Introduction to aquatic redox chemistry

Timothy J. Grundl, Stefan Haderlein, James T. Nurmi, Paul Tratnyek

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Abstract

Oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions are among the most important and interesting chemical reactions that occur in aquatic environmental systems, including soils, sediments, aquifers, rivers, lakes, and water treatment systems. Redox reactions are central to major element cycling, to many sorption processes, to trace element mobility and toxicity, to most remediation schemes, and to life itself. Over the past 20 years, a great deal of research has been done in pursuit of process-level understanding aquatic redox chemistry, but the field is only beginning to converge around a unified body of knowledge. This chapter provides a very broad overview of the state of this convergence, including clarification of key terminology, some relatively novel examples of core thermodynamic concepts (involving redox ladders and Eh-pH diagrams), and some historical perspective on the persistent challenges of how to characterize redox intensity and capacity of real, complex, environmental materials. Finally, the chapter attempts to encourage further convergence among the many facets of aquatic redox chemistry by briefly reviewing major themes in this volume and several past volumes that overlap partially with this scope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Volume1071
ISBN (Print)9780841226524
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume1071
ISSN (Print)00976156
ISSN (Electronic)19475918

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Redox reactions
Ladders
Trace Elements
Terminology
Trace elements
Remediation
Water treatment
Aquifers
Chemical elements
Toxicity
Lakes
Sorption
Chemical reactions
Sediments
Rivers
Oxidation-Reduction
Thermodynamics
Soils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Grundl, T. J., Haderlein, S., Nurmi, J. T., & Tratnyek, P. (2011). Introduction to aquatic redox chemistry. In ACS Symposium Series (Vol. 1071, pp. 1-14). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1071). American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2011-1071.ch001

Introduction to aquatic redox chemistry. / Grundl, Timothy J.; Haderlein, Stefan; Nurmi, James T.; Tratnyek, Paul.

ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 1071 American Chemical Society, 2011. p. 1-14 (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1071).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Grundl, TJ, Haderlein, S, Nurmi, JT & Tratnyek, P 2011, Introduction to aquatic redox chemistry. in ACS Symposium Series. vol. 1071, ACS Symposium Series, vol. 1071, American Chemical Society, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2011-1071.ch001
Grundl TJ, Haderlein S, Nurmi JT, Tratnyek P. Introduction to aquatic redox chemistry. In ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 1071. American Chemical Society. 2011. p. 1-14. (ACS Symposium Series). https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2011-1071.ch001
Grundl, Timothy J. ; Haderlein, Stefan ; Nurmi, James T. ; Tratnyek, Paul. / Introduction to aquatic redox chemistry. ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 1071 American Chemical Society, 2011. pp. 1-14 (ACS Symposium Series).
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