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Main Title Cold Aqueous Planetary Geochemistry with FREZCHEM From Modeling to the Search for Life at the Limits / [electronic resource] :
Author Marion, Giles M.
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Kargel, Jeffrey S.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QB495-500.269
ISBN 9783540756798
Subjects Physics ; Chemistry, Physical organic ; Physical geography ; Astrophysics ; Astrobiology
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Collation x, 251 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Aqueous Chemistry -- The FREZCHEM Model -- Limits for Life -- Biogeochemical Applications to Solar System Bodies -- The Search for and Future of Life in the Universe. This book explicitly investigates issues of astrobiological relevance in the context of cold aqueous planetary geochemistry. At the core of the technical chapters is the FREZCHEM model, initially developed over many years by one of the authors to quantify aqueous electrolyte properties and chemical thermodynamics at subzero temperatures. FREZCHEM, of general relevance to biogeochemists and geochemical modelers, cold planetary scientists, physicochemists and chemical engineers, is subsequently applied to the exploration of biogeochemical applications to solar systems bodies in general, and to speculations about the limits for life in cold environments in particular.