Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction

Editors: Brantley, Susan, Kubicki, James, White, Art (Eds.)

  • All practitioners of geochemistry today need a thorough understanding of kinetics, including those in academia, government, and industry
  • Has textbook potential among upper division undergraduate and graduate students; the book will also be useful as a reference tool for practicing geochemists
  • Focuses on water-rock interaction, which has wide applications for hydrogeochemists, soil scientists, petrologists, economic geologists, and environment geologists in academia, industry, and applied laboratories
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Systems at the surface of the Earth are continually responding to energy inputs derived from solar radiation or from the radiogenic heat in the interior. These energy inputs drive plate movements and erosion, exposing metastable mineral phases at the Earth’s surface. In addition, these energy fluxes are harvested and transformed by living organisms. As long as these processes persist, chemical disequilibrium at the Earth’s surface will be perpetuated. Chemical disequilibrium is also driven by human activities related to production of food, extraction of water and energy resources, and burial of wastes. To understand how the surface of the Earth will change over time, we must understand the rates at which reactions occur and the chemical feedbacks that relate these reactions across extreme temporal and spatial scales. This book addresses fundamental and applied questions concerning the rates of water-rock interactions driven by tectonic, climatic, and anthropogenic forcings.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Kinetics of Sorption—Desorption

    Jon Chorover, Mark L. Brusseau

    Pages 109-149

  • Kinetics of Mineral Dissolution

    Susan L. Brantley

    Pages 151-210

  • Data Fitting Techniques with Applications to Mineral Dissolution Kinetics

    Joel Z. Bandstra, Susan L. Brantley

    Pages 211-257

  • Nucleation, Growth, and Aggregation of Mineral Phases: Mechanisms and Kinetic Controls

    Liane G. Benning, Glenn A. Waychunas

    Pages 259-333

  • Microbiological Controls on Geochemical Kinetics 2: Case Study on Microbial Oxidation of Metal Sulfide Minerals and Future Prospects

    Eric E. Roden

    Pages 417-467

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction
Editors
  • Susan Brantley
  • James Kubicki
  • Art White
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73563-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73563-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 833
Topics