publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2017

Fluctuation Analysis of Redox Potential to Distinguish Microbial Fe(II) Oxidation

Allison Enright; Grant Ferris;
  • Published: 31 Oct 2017
<p>We developed a novel method for distinguishing abiotic and biological iron oxidation in liquid media using oxidation-reduction (redox) potential time series data. The instrument and processing algorithm were tested by immersing the tip of a Pt electrode with an Ag-AgCl reference electrode, into an active iron-oxidizing biofilm in a groundwater discharge zone, as well as in two abiotic systems: a killed sample and a chemical control from the same site. We used detrended fluctuation analysis to characterize average root-mean-square fluctuation behaviour, which was distinct in the live system. The calculated α value scaling exponents determined by detrended fluc...
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