Title
The global biogeochemical silicon cycle The global biogeochemical silicon cycle
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Biology
Source (journal)
Silicon
Volume/pages
1(2010) :4 , p. 207-213
ISSN
1876-990X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Silicon is one of the most important elements in the current age of the anthropocene. It has numerous industrial applications, and supports a high-tech multibillion Euro industry. Silicon has a fascinating biological and geological cycle, interacting with other globally important biogeochemical cycles. In this review, we bring together both biological and geological aspects of the silicon cycle to provide a general, comprehensive review of the cycling of silicon in the environment. We hope this review will provide inspiration for researchers to study this fascinating element, as well as providing a background environmental context to those interested in silicon.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/0fbb49/7e40c0175b7.pdf
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