Talk:Iron fertilization

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molar ratios[edit]

The ratios of carbon export to iron added (ie, how much C is exported based on a set amount of Fe) need work here. There is no consensus between mass or molar ratios. Also, whether the article refers to "carbon dioxide" versus "carbon" is not always clearly stated. The ratios determined in natural, experimental, and theoretical models differ greatly and there should be some reflection of this in this article. This article has been used widely in the media, specifically relating to how much carbon / carbon dioxide will be drawn down in response to a certain amount of iron. I am no expert in this topic, but perhaps there is someone who could shed some light in this area? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.96.230.235 (talk) 06:30, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

What sort of iron[edit]

There's no discussion in the article, and only on reference I could spot, to the type of iron which might be used as fertiliser. LOHAFEX is identified as an iron sulfate experiment. Is this the only sort of iron that's been considered? Is there anything we can say to identify the sorts of compounds which might be employed? Come to that, which Iron sulfate was used in LOHAFEX? --Tagishsimon (talk) 23:44, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I have added a para about nano silica based micro nutrients. This answers the question of which form of iron is to be used. this product is specifically invented to cause diatoms to grow.

--Bhaskarmv (talk) 12:13, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks; much appreciated. --Tagishsimon (talk) 14:05, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Broken link and better article?[edit]

I have fixed a dead link with the wayback machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20071129123537/http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/events/past_events/ocean_fert.pdf. However, this seems to be part of a review article which has been published : http://pangea.stanford.edu/research/Oceans/GES205/Smetacek_Antarctic%20Science_The%20role%20of%20grazing%20in%20structuring%20Southern%20Ocean.pdf and it would probably be better to use the published article if it actually contains the correct info. If anyone want to check this it would be great.--NHSavage (talk) 22:24, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Non-Carbon sequestering information??[edit]

This article is basically a guide to carbon dioxide reduction using iron.

it barely brushes on the impacts of iron fertilization. what impacts does it have on the food chain? fisheries? - impact on over fishing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.25.2.150 (talk) 01:27, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Investigation Underway on the Illegal Iron dumping by Haida Salmon Restauration Corporation[edit]

CBC Television has just run a 45 minute documentary investigation into the illegal 2012 dumping of iron dust off the coast of British Columbia. It is available for streaming to Canadian internet users. IronMan. Contributors to this article may find relevant information there. --Tallard (talk) 21:46, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Converting Experiments subsection to prose[edit]

FYI, this section should be converted to prose if anyone is up to the task on researching and converting. Shaded0 (talk) 16:53, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Merge Ocean fertilization and iron fertilization[edit]

Support Someone proposed that these two pages Ocean fertilization and iron fertilization be merged. I support this merger. The page Ocean fertilization should be kept, and iron fertilization moved into it, because (at least in principle) other substances could be used besides iron. Jesse L Reynolds (talk) 10:14, 15 May 2017 (UTC)