Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic solids that make up the solid part of most solar terrestrial planets. Redox-active elements such as iron, manganese, titanium and sulfur in these minerals allow them to engage in a wide range of electron-transfer reactions including those mediated by biota or processes involved in palaeo-weathering and biogeochemical cycling. The importance of redox-reactive minerals in many natural and industrial processes has been demonstrated by a plethora of scientific publications and industrial applications in recent decades. In Redox-Reactive Minerals, the influence of redox-reactive minerals on key biogeochemical processes and opportunities for their application in environmental technologies are outlined and illustrated in 14 comprehensive chapters.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Redox-reactive minerals in natural systems and clean technologies
Ahmed, I.A.M. and Hudson-Edwards, K.A.
Chapter 2: Influence of iron oxide structure and size on their redox reactivity
Chanéac, C. and Jolivet, J.-P.
Chapter 3. Mössbauer and Raman Spectroscopic characterisation of iron-bearing minerals in Mars Exploration and the cultural heritage
Klingelhöfer, G., Rull, F., Venegas, G., Gázquez, F. and Medina, J.
Chapter 4. The timescales of mineral redox reactions
Gilbert, B. and Waychunas, G.A.
Chapter 5. Biogeochemical redox processes of sulfide minerals
Vaughan, D.J. and Coker, V.S.
Chapter 6. Geochemical proxies for biogeochemical cycling and ocean anoxia
Peacock, C.L., Lalonde, A. and Konhauser, K.
Chapter 7. Formation of manganese oxide minerals by bacteria
Lee, S.-W., Jones, M., Romano, J., Tebo, B.M.
Chapter 8. Bioconversion of Fe(III)-oxide waste into a nanoscale magnetic material
Coker, V.S., Watts, M. and Lloyd, J.R.
Chapter 9. Impact of iron redox chemistry on nuclear waste disposal
Pearce, C.I., Rosso, K.M., Pattrick, R.A.D. and Felmy, A.R.
Chapter 10. Biogeochemical modelling of redox processes in low-temperature natural systems
Ahmed, I.A.M., Acero, P. and Auqué, L.F.
Chapter 11. Breakdown of organic contaminants in soil by manganese oxides: a short review
Johnson, K.L., McCann, C.M. and Clarke, C.E.
Chapter 12. Redox active minerals in recycling and remediation of mine wastes
Hudson-Edwards, K.A. and Kossoff, D.
Chapter 13. Functionality and applications of redox–active porous metal–organic framework structures
Devic, T. and Serre, C.
Chapter 14. Removal of arsenic, iron, manganese and other pollutants from waters using redox-reactive minerals
Bogush, A.A., Kim, J.K. and Campos, L.C.