Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Geochemistry Division is sponsoring sessions in the upcoming 246th ACS National Meeting and Exposition to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 8-12, 2013. We invite you to submit an abstract to our session entitled "Kinetics of geochemical and microbial reactions in aqueous systems." The abstract deadline is March 18th.
Bill Gilhooly, Greg Druschel, and Martial Taillefert
Kinetics of geochemical and microbial reactions in aqueous systems
The kinetics of geochemical and microbial reactions in aqueous systems has to be considered to better describe biogeochemical processes in fresh and marine waters in low or high temperature conditions. Redox reactions, gas diffusion and reactions, isotopic fractionations, water-rock interactions, and microbial processes often cannot be assessed using an equilibrium approach. In addition, rates of specific processes measured in the natural environment often are not comparable to existing kinetic rate laws derived from laboratory experiments. This session seeks to illustrate several approaches to describing geochemical and microbial kinetics in field and/or laboratory environments. We encourage submissions based on any combination of field, lab, and/or theoretical treatment of kinetic parameters, and their eventual application to describe important processes in fresh and marine waters.
This session is organized by Greg Druschel ([log in to unmask]), Bill Gilhooly ([log in to unmask]) and Martial Taillefert ([log in to unmask]).