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Analysis of Seawater : A Guide for the Analytical and by T.R. Crompton

By T.R. Crompton

This practice-oriented guidebook collects approximately all equipment released seeing that 1975 at the chemical research of seawaters. certain descriptions of either classical and such a lot complex physico-chemical and chemical options together with forty five tables and forty eight figures make this quantity a useful resource for analysts, oceanographers, fisheries specialists, politicians and selection makers engaged in seawater environmental defense. The equipment are offered in a logical demeanour in order that the reader can effectively discover ways to practice them.

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Nitrogen 1 Sulfuric acid Chloroform as used effectively. Sulfuric acid is (ammonia, 2 Chloroform effective and is frequently recommended. Acidnitrate, 3 Refrigeration ification may be recommended by DoE. organic) Nitrite Chloroform Best analysed as soon as possible. pH Refrigeration Immediate analysis advisable, changes can occur quite rapidly, particularly if the container is opened. Well-buffered samples are less susceptible to changes. 8. (continued) Parameter Suggested methods Remarks Phenolics Copper sulfate 1 g/l + phosphoric acid to reduce pH to less than 4, refrigerated Phosphate 1 Sulfuric acid conditioning Intensive investigation has been carried out on 2 Use of prepared this subject.

Another possible method of eliminating this source of error would be to draw the sample directly into the container in which the analytical reaction is to be run. If volatile organic materials are present in the sample, plastic sample containers cannot be used. Many small organic molecules are able to diffuse through plastics. If the sample container is not tightly sealed, the volatiles may 18 1 Sampling and Storage escape into the environment. The loss will be greater if the sample is allowed to warm to room temperature.

3). For the other two techniques, the Teflon-piston sampler results showed considerable variability and statistically much higher values. The results were not used in the comparison. 15 nmol/kg. 46 nmol/kg for the third cast. 26 nmol/kg for the close–open–close sampler. 3. Comparison of lead concentrations found in a CEPEX enclosure using five different sampling methods and IDMS analysis. • = Pump; = Hydrobios; = Go-Flow; = Niskin; = Seakern. From [38] Wong et al. [38] concluded that: 1. It is feasible to capture a large volume of seawater in the range of 65 000 l by the CEPEX approach for the purpose of sampler intercomparison.

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