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Methods of Seawater Analysis

Methods of Seawater Analysis

Klaus Grasshoff (Editor), Klaus Kremling (Editor), Manfred Ehrhardt (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61398-4 December 2007 632 Pages


Since the book first appeared in 1976, Methods of Seawater Analysis has found widespread acceptance as a reliable and detailed source of information. Its second extended and revised edition published in 1983 reflected the rapid pace of instrumental and methodological evolution in the preceding years. The development has lost nothing of its momentum, and many methods and procedures still suffering their teething troubles then have now matured into dependable tools for the analyst. This is especially evident for trace and ultra-trace analyses of organic and inorganic seawater constituents which have diversified considerably and now require more space for their description than before. Methods to determine volatile halocarbons, dimethyl sulphide, photosynthetic pigments and natural radioactive tracers have been added as well as applications of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and various electrochemical methods for trace metal analysis. Another method not previously described deals with the determination of the partial pressure of carbon dioxide as part of standardised procedures to describe the marine CO2 system.
Sampling and Sampling Techniques
Filtration and Storage
Determination of Salinity
Determination of Oxygen
Determination of Hydrogen Sulphide
Determination of Thiosulphate and Sulfur
Determination of pH
Determination of Alkalinity and Total Carbonate
Determination of pCO2
Determination of Nutrients
Determination of Major Constituents
Determination of Trace Elements (Introduction;
Analysis by Flameless AAS;
Analysis by Electrochemical Methods;
Analysis by X-ray Fluorescence (TXRF);
Analysis by Spectrophotometry;
Analysis by Plasma Emission Spectrometry;
Analysis of Suspended Particulate Material)
Determination of Natural Radioactive Tracers
In situ Registration of pH and Oxygen
Determination of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) by High Temperature Combustion
The Automatic Determination of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) by Wet Chemical Oxidation
Determination of Particulate Organic Carbon and Nitrogen
Preparation of lipophilic Organic Seawater Concentrates
Adsorption Chromatography of Organic Seawater Concentrates
Clean-up of Organic Seawater Concentrates by HPLC
Fluorimetric Determination of Dissolved Petroleum Residues
Determination of Selected Organochlorines in Seawater
Determination of Volatile Halocarbons in Seawater
Determination of Dimethlysulfide
Determination of Marine Humics
Determination of Amino Acids and Carbohydrates
HPLC Analysis of Photosynthetic Pigments