Wetland Soils with High Sulfide Contents

  • Leendert J. Pons


Wetland soils with high sulfide contents occur worldwide in coastal plains, and in estuaries. The sulfides, mainly pyrites, have accumulated because the reduction products of sulfates (supplied by sea water) react with iron oxides (present in sediments), in an anaerobic environment (inundated wetlands), in the presence of organic matter (produced by the roots of the tidal marsh vegetation)(Pons, van Breemen and Driessen, 1982).


Coastal Plain Mekong Delta Acid Sulfate Soil Sulfidic Material Acid Sulfate Soil 
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