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Main Title Reduction of Ionic Species by Fulvic Acid.
Author Skogerboe, R. K. ; Wilson, S. A. ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-805183; EPA-600/J-81-677;
Stock Number PB84-142405
Additional Subjects Fulvic acid ; Chemical equilibrium ; Oxidation reduction reactions ; Mercury(Metal) ; Iron ; Iodine ; Oxidant ; Ions ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Chelating agents ; Complex compounds ; pH ; Geochemistry ; Water pollution ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB84-142405 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Studies have shown that a fulvic acid derived from soil is capable of reducing Hg(II) to Hg(0), Fe(III) to Fe(II), and I2 and I3(-1) to I(-1) under conditions generally characteristic of natural waters. The evaluation indicates a reduction potential approximately 0.5 V (vs. normal hydrogen electrode) for fulvic acid which is in agreement with a previous estimate. Although the effect of pH on the reduction processes changes between redox couples, the results generally indicate that hydrogen ion is consumed when fulvic acid is oxidized. These results quite distinctly indicate that fulvic acid may play a prominent role in influencing the redox equilibria occurring in surface and ground waters. (Copyright (c) 1981 by the American Chemical Society).