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Crystal growth of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solutions at constant PCO2 and 25°C: a test of a calcite dissolution model

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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DOI: 10.1016/0016-7037(81)90222-2

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Abstract

A highly reproducible seeded growth technique was used to study calcite crystallization from calcium bicarbonate solutions at 25°C and fixed carbon dioxide partial pressures between 0.03 and 0.3 atm. The results are not consistent with empirical crystallization models that have successfully described calcite growth at low PCO2 (< 10−3 atm). Good agreement was found between observed crystallization rates and those calculated from the calcite dissolution rate law and mechanism proposed by Plummer et al. (1978).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Crystal growth of calcite from calcium bicarbonate solutions at constant PCO2 and 25°C: a test of a calcite dissolution model
Series title:
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI:
10.1016/0016-7037(81)90222-2
Volume
45
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Description:
9 p.
First page:
1281
Last page:
1289
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N