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As the scientific community moves toward a greater awareness and understanding of the ocean's role in global changes, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of networked monitoring stations to obtain in-situ data.
This book serves as a source of practical guidelines and know-how in the analysis of seawater. It presents analytical methodologies with step-by-step guidelines to help practitioners implement these methods quickly and reliably. With coverage of such topics as blank estimation, statistical evaluation, and control of recoveries, the text provides essential information for developing and improving quality control and quality assurance programs in the lab.
Sampling and Sample Treatments. Analysis of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Carbon with the HTCO Technique. Spectrophotometric and Chromatographic Analysis of Carbohydrates in Marine Samples. The Analysis of Amino Acids in Seawater. Optical Analysis of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter. Isotope Composition of Organic Matter in Seawater. Determination of Marine Gel Particles. Nutrients in Seawater Using Segmented Flow Analysis. Dissolved Organic and Particulate Nitrogen and Phosphorous. Pigment Applications in Aquatic Systems. Determination of DMS, DMSP, and DMSO in Seawater. Determination of Iron in Seawater. Radionuclide Analysis in Seawater. Sampling and Measurements of Trace Metals in Seawater. Trace Analysis of Selected Persistent Organic Pollutants in Seawater. Pharmaceutical Compounds in Estuarine and Coastal Waters. Appendix A: First Aid for Common Problems with Typical Analytical Instruments. Appendix B: Chemical Compatibilities and Physical Properties of Various Materials. Appendix C: Water Purification Technologies. Index.
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada