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Biogeochemistry

, Volume 3, Issue 1–3, pp 87–103 | Cite as

Manganese cycling in an acidic Adirondack lake

  • Jeffrey R. White
  • Charles T. Driscoll
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Abstract

There is considerable interest in the chemistry of Mn in acidic waters because of its role in the generation of acid neutralizing capacity during reduction processes, as an adsorbent in element cycling, and as a potential toxicant to aquatic organisms. Temporal and spatial variations in the concentration of Mn were evident in acidic Dart's Lake (1.0–2.3 μmol l−1), located in the Adirondack Region of New York. Seasonal changes in pH and dissolved oxygen concentration had subtle effects on the chemistry and transport of Mn. Despite oversaturation with respect to the solubility of manganite during periods of stratification, vertical deposition of Mn was minimal. The conservative nature of Mn appears to be due to the acidic conditions in Dart's Lake.

Key words

Acidification Adirondacks manganese reduction trace metal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey R. White
    • 1
  • Charles T. Driscoll
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public and Environmental AffairsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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