Role of Microbes in the Smectite-to-Illite Reaction

Jinwook Kim, Hailiang Dong, Jennifer Seabaugh, Steven W. Newell, Dennis D. Eberl

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Abstract

Temperature, pressure, and time have been thought to control the smectiteto-illite (S-I) reaction, an important diagenetic process used for petroleum exploration. We demonstrated that microorganisms can promote the S-I reaction by dissolving smectite through reduction of structural FE(III) at room temperature and 1 atmosphere within 14 days. This reaction typically requires conditions of 300° to 350°C, 100 megapascals, and 4 to 5 months in the absence of microbial activity. These results challenge the conventional concept of the S-I reaction and of reaction kinetic models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-832
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume303
Issue number5659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 6

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Kim, J., Dong, H., Seabaugh, J., Newell, S. W., & Eberl, D. D. (2004). Role of Microbes in the Smectite-to-Illite Reaction. Science, 303(5659), 830-832. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1093245
Kim, Jinwook ; Dong, Hailiang ; Seabaugh, Jennifer ; Newell, Steven W. ; Eberl, Dennis D. / Role of Microbes in the Smectite-to-Illite Reaction. In: Science. 2004 ; Vol. 303, No. 5659. pp. 830-832.
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Role of Microbes in the Smectite-to-Illite Reaction. / Kim, Jinwook; Dong, Hailiang; Seabaugh, Jennifer; Newell, Steven W.; Eberl, Dennis D.

In: Science, Vol. 303, No. 5659, 06.02.2004, p. 830-832.

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Kim J, Dong H, Seabaugh J, Newell SW, Eberl DD. Role of Microbes in the Smectite-to-Illite Reaction. Science. 2004 Feb 6;303(5659):830-832. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1093245