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Contribution of anionic vs neutral polymers to the formation of green rust 1 from γ-FeOOH bioreduction.

Abstract : To assess the effect of polymeric substances on the biomineralization and stabilization of green rust (GR), the effect of two organic polymers on the transformation of lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH) to GR vs. magnetite in presence of Shewanella putrefaciens was investigated. These two polymers, generally used as flocculants, are polyacrylic acid (PAA), which bears negatively charged carboxylic groups at neutral pH and is expected to react with cationic hydrolyzed iron species, and polyacrylamide (PAM), which is a neutral polymer that may develop hydrogen bonds with iron nanocolloids. The bioreduction of lepidocrocite by S. putrefaciens was performed under conditions known to yield either magnetite or GR. Each operational condition of interest was investigated with various polymer concentrations from 0.6 to 60 mg g−1 Fe (10 to 1000 mg l−1). The final product was characterized using X-ray diffraction and electronic microscopy. The results showed that the formation of GR is favored, with respect to magnetite, to a lesser extent with PAM than with PAA. These results indicated that polymers influence the chemical stability of GR and/or guide the route of biomineralization. Polymer properties, in addition to silica and phosphate concentrations, are then critical parameters that control the secondary iron mineral biomineralization from iron-reducing bacteria.
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F.P.A. Jorand, A.S. Sergent, P.-Ph. Remy, I. Bihannic, J. Ghanbaja, et al.. Contribution of anionic vs neutral polymers to the formation of green rust 1 from γ-FeOOH bioreduction.. Geomicrobiology Journal, Taylor & Francis, 2013, 30 (7), pp.600-615. ⟨10.1080/01490451.2012.746403⟩. ⟨hal-00915084⟩



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