Publication
Title
Kinetics of iron(II) oxidation in seawater of various pH
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Abstract
The rate of iron(II) oxidation in North Sea water of pH 5.510 in the range 1025°C has been studied. The oxygenation rate depends linearly on the iron(II) and dissolved oxygen concentrations. The second-order dependence on [OH−], found by several investigators for synthetic solutions, was confirmed in seawater, but only for pOH > 6.9. For pOH < 5.9 the rate appeared to be independent of the pOH. In the intermediate range, pOH 5.96.9, corresponding to the natural pH of seawater, a first-order dependence on the pOH is obeyed. The important discrepancy in the literature between the second-order rate constant for NaCHO3 solutions and for seawater can be attributed predominantly to the incorrect assumption of a second-order pOH dependence in natural seawater. The results can be useful, for example, in predicting the effect of dumping acidic iron waste from the titanium-dioxide industry into the ocean.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Marine chemistry. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1983
ISSN
0304-4203
Volume/pages
13:3(1983), p. 195-202
ISI
A1983RD52600003
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UAntwerpen
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