Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018, Page: 126-133
New Advances and Existed Problems for the Forming Mechanism of the Microbial Dolomite
Hao Wang, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Enzhao Xiao, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Yiyao Li, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Khalid Latif, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China; National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Muhammad Riaz, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Received: Jul. 4, 2018;       Accepted: Aug. 22, 2018;       Published: Oct. 12, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ogce.20180606.11      View  234      Downloads  15
In the recent years, the study on the formation mechanism of microbial dolomite broadens the concept of "dolomite problem" perspective in sedimentology. The microbial dolomite model discusses sulfate reduction reaction, methane production, organic molecular hydrolysis and many other related topics under the same heading, which help in explaining the microbial metabolic mechanism of precipitated dolomite. Recent research on the dissolved sulfide precipitation of dolomite combined with the reduction reaction mechanism of sulfate provides a new understanding in promoting the mechanism of dolomite precipitation reduction reaction. Studies of the modern sedimentary environments highlighting the precipitation of primary dolomite induced by microbial accretion also represent the progress towards defining microbial dolomite. The striking results achieved in fixing the “dolomite problem” pointed out that the study of microbial processes contributing towards environment of primary dolomite precipitation and its mechanism may provide more thoughtful explanations for the microbial dolomite in the stratigraphic record. This study highlights that despite of the advancement in dolomite studies, adoption of microbial dolomite model only to explain the complex phenomenon of dolomite in geological record is limited and still need further research.
Dolomite Problem, Microbial Dolomite, Sulfate Reduction, Microbial Mat
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Hao Wang, Enzhao Xiao, Yiyao Li, Khalid Latif, Muhammad Riaz, New Advances and Existed Problems for the Forming Mechanism of the Microbial Dolomite, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2018, pp. 126-133. doi: 10.11648/j.ogce.20180606.11
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