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Main Title Influence of Mineralogy and Microorganisms in Iron and Sulfide Concentrations in Groundwater.
Author Carpente, Alden B. ; Goyda, Paul A. ; Burto, Glenna C. ; Leac, Betty K. ;
CORP Author Missouri Water Resources Research Center, Columbia.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-3225; OWRR-A-033-MO; 03147,; A-033-MO(1)
Stock Number PB-205 773
Additional Subjects ( Ground water ; Water chemistry) ; Nitrites ; Nitrates ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Water analysis ; Ammonia ; Iron ; Chemical equilibrium ; Dissolved gases ; Oxidation-reduction reactions ; Nitrogen ; pH ; Microorganisms ; Limnology ; Missouri ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-205 773 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 38p
The most commonly received complaints and comments about water quality from ground water in central Missouri are in regard to the unpleasant taste and odor resulting from the presence of dissolved iron and hydrogen sulfide. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the relative importance of source rock mineralogy and the kinds and abundances of microorganisms in ground water in controlling the iron and sulfide concentrations in ground water. The subsurface water samples studied were out of redox equilibrium with respect to dissolved nitrogen gas. The relationships between nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia in these samples are not consistent with any equilibrium or metastable equilibrium model which can be developed from current thermodynamic data. It is most likely that either the water samples are not in any kind of equilibrium configuration with respect to nitrite or that the free energy data for nitrite are in error. (Author)