The Influence of Manganese on the Oxidation of Sulfite in Dew Water

  • B. G. Arends
  • S. Eenkhoorn


High concentrations of manganese were found in dew water on grass which are believed to be catalytically active in the oxidation of sulfite. In order to describe this oxidation the reaction was studied in a fog chamber. In the concentration and pH range, normally found in dew on grass, the formation of sulfate is linearly dependent on the concentration of manganese and on the square root of the concentration of sulfite. The results indicate that the manganese catalysed sulfite oxidation is an important reaction in dew on grass.


Catalytic Oxidation Buffer Concentration Manganese Concentration Sulfate Formation Kinetic Description 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. G. Arends
    • 1
  • S. Eenkhoorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN)Pettenthe Netherlands

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