Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3277–3295, 2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3277–3295, 2017

Development and technical paper 05 Sep 2017

Development and technical paper | 05 Sep 2017

SUPECA kinetics for scaling redox reactions in networks of mixed substrates and consumers and an example application to aerobic soil respiration

Jin-Yun Tang and William J. Riley

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Short summary
We proposed the SUPECA kinetics to scale from single biogeochemical reactions to a network of mixed substrates and consumers. The framework for the first time represents single-substrate reactions, two-substrate reactions, and mineral surface sorption reactions in a scaling consistent manner. This new theory is theoretically solid and outperforms existing theories, particularly for substrate-limiting systems. The test with aerobic soil respiration showed its strengths for pragmatic application.