Vavilin V.A.; Lokshina L.Ya. and Rytov S.V. Anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled with sulphate reduction: ... // Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies; Dec 2021

Vavilin V.A.; Lokshina L.Ya. and Rytov S.V. Anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled with sulphate reduction: high concentration of methanotrophic archaea might be responsible for low stable isotope fractionation factors in methane // Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies; Dec 2021 (Ранний доступ) ; DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2021.2000405

The changes in δ13CH4 and δ12C1H32H during sulphate-dependent anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) were described using dynamic modelling. The batch sulphate-dependent AOM at the nearly linear dynamics of methane oxidation with different enriched cultures originating from three marine sediments was simulated. The traditional Rayleigh equation for carbon and hydrogen stable isotopes in methane was derived from the basic dynamic isotope equation. The general and reduced models, taking into account the reaction stoichiometry and based on balances of chemical elements and their isotopes, describes a redistribution of stable isotope values in the sulphate-dependent AOM process. It was shown that AOM is the first and rate-limiting step in the whole AOM + SR (sulphate reduction) process. The different fractionation factors of carbon and hydrogen isotopes in methane were obtained for three marine sediments. It was concluded that during incubation the highest concentration of methanotrophic archaea might be responsible for the lowest fractionation factors of stable isotopes of carbon and hydrogen in methane. The interpretation of this phenomenon was suggested. Different concentrations of methanotrophic archaea can lead to variations of isotope fractionation factors.

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