Chemical Setting and Biogeochemical Reactions in Meromictic Lakes

Martin Schultze, Bertram Boehrer, Katrin Wendt-Potthoff, Sergei Katsev, Erik T. Brown

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The chemical composition of meromictic lakemeromictic lake waters varies widely. Concentrations of total dissolved substancestotal dissolved substances (TDSTDS ) range from very low (300 g L−1), i.e. saturated with respect to particular salts. pH varies from acidic (10), and redox conditions range from well oxygenated and dominated by high concentrations of dissolved ferric iron (Eh about 600 mV in iron-rich acidic pit lakes) to strongly reduced (Eh 
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEcology of Meromictic Lakes
EditorsRamesh D. Gulati, Egor S. Zadereev, Andrei G. Degermendzhi
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49143-1
StatePublished - 2017


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Schultze, M., Boehrer, B., Wendt-Potthoff, K., Katsev, S., & Brown, E. T. (2017). Chemical Setting and Biogeochemical Reactions in Meromictic Lakes. In R. D. Gulati, E. S. Zadereev, & A. G. Degermendzhi (Eds.), Ecology of Meromictic Lakes (pp. 35-59). Springer International Publishing.