Argonne National Laboratory SFA


41° 43' 5.5452" N, 87° 58' 40.7748" W
Brief Site Description: 
A SFA project led by Argonne National Laboratory is investigating the interplay between the Fe and S cycles and their roles in controlling contaminant mobility, carbon and nutrient cycling, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Detailed Site Description: 

The objective of the Iron and Sulfur Biogeochemistry in Redox Dynamic Environments Scientific Focus Area (SFA) is to identify and understand coupled biotic-abiotic molecular- to core-scale transformations of Fe and S within redox-dynamic environments and understand the effects of Fe and S biogeochemistry on transformation and mobility of major/minor elements and contaminants. To accomplish this objective, the SFA project, led by Argonne National Laboratory, integrates two unique strengths at Argonne — the Advanced Photon Source (APS) for synchrotron-based interrogation of systems and next-generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatics approaches for microbial community and metabolic pathway analysis — with biogeochemistry and microbial ecology.

The project is supported by DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), within DOE’s Office of Science, as part of BER’s Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) program.

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