Geology 230

Groundwater/ Surface Water Interaction

California State University, Sacramento

Week 9:




Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Identify common electron acceptors in anoxic environments.

  • Discuss reaction pathways and order of reactions in anoxic environments.

  • Evaluate linkages, common reagents and reaction pathways in anoxic environments.


Reading Assignments:

1) Jones and Mulholland:  pp. 259-279.


2) Chapelle, F.H., McMahon, P.B., Dubrovsky, N.M., Fujii, R. F., Oaksford, E.T., and Vroblesky, D.A., 1995, Deducing the distribution of terminal electron-accepting processes in hydrologically diverse groundwater systems:  Water Resources Research, v. 31, pp. 359-371.


Chappelle et al. 1995


3) Chappelle, F.H., 1993, Groundwater Microbiology and Geochemistry: Wiley, NY, pp. 286-298.


Chappelle, 1993




Tim's summary of Jones and Mulholland, pp. 259-279:


Anoxic environments


Mike's summary of Chapelle et al 1995:


Summary of Chapelle et al., 1995


Katy J's summary of Chapelle, 1993:



Summary of Chapelle, 1993