By Timothy Richard Parsons
An advent to the quantitative research of seawater, describing intimately organic and chemical thoughts, that are thought of to be among these generally utilized by organic oceanographers. The guide presents whole directions for the addition of reagents and calculation of effects with regard fabric for every process in order that the unique texts should be consulted if helpful. more often than not, the concepts require at the least past specialist education and techniques wanting very pricey gear were kept away from
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Special apparatus and equipment 130-ml capacity screw-capped polyethylene bottles marked on the side with 100 ml volume with black tape, or Erlenmeyer 125-ml graduated flasks. D. Sampling procedure and storage When possible, samples should be analyzed as soon as they are collected. , Limnol. , 8: 152, 1963) and any effect should be checked by individuals using their own storage bottles. Nutrients E. Special 23 reagents 1. Ammonium molybdate solution Dissolve 15 g o f analytical reagent grade ammonium paramolybdate ( N H 4 ) 6 M o 7 0 2 4 * 4 H 20 in 500 ml of distilled water.
D. Sampling procedure and storage Samples should be collected in screw-cap polyethylene bottles (ca. 125-ml). , deep samples > 5 0 /ig-at/1) may occur; also, in high diatom blooms, some regeneration of soluble silicate can occur if plankton is not removed by filtration. Therefore, it is advisable to carry out the determination of silicate when the samples are first collected. E. Special reagents 1. 0 g of analytical reagent quality ammonium paramolybdate, ( N H 4) 6 M o 7 0 2 4 - 4 H 20 , in about 300 ml of distilled water.
0 ml of oxodizing reagent to each bottle. 2. Autoclave with the caps screwed on (Note b) for 30 min at 15 lbs pressure and at ca. 120°C. 3. 4M hydrochloric acid reagent from an automatic pipette adjusted to give exactly x ml; mix to dissolve the precipitate. 4. 1 (Note c). 5. Measure the extinction of the samples and correct them for the reagent blank. Then the quantity of organic nitrogen is given as: /xg-at organic N/l = (ExF)-A where E is the corrected sample extinction, F i s the factor as determined below and A is the jUg-at/1 of nitrate plus nitrite originally present in the seawater sample (Note d).