Iron Sulfide and Pyrite as Potential Electron Donors for Microbial Nitrate Reduction in Freshwater Wetlands

@article{Haaijer2007IronSA,
  title={Iron Sulfide and Pyrite as Potential Electron Donors for Microbial Nitrate Reduction in Freshwater Wetlands},
  author={Suzanne C. M. Haaijer and Leon P. M. Lamers and Alfons J. P. Smolders and Mike S. M. Jetten and Huub J. M. op den Camp},
  journal={Geomicrobiology Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={24},
  pages={391 - 401}
}
The potential of iron sulfide minerals to function as electron donors for microbial nitrate reduction has important consequences for freshwater wetland ecosystems. Nitrate influxes in iron sulfide-rich soils, could ultimately lead to adverse processes, such as internal eutrophication or metal toxicity. In the present study, the potential of two iron sulfide minerals (pyrite and iron sulfide) to function as electron donors for microbial nitrate reduction was investigated in a bioreactor under… 

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