By T.R. Crompton
This practice-oriented guidebook collects approximately all tools released considering that 1975 at the chemical research of seawaters. certain descriptions of either classical and such a lot complicated physico-chemical and chemical recommendations 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 security. The equipment are offered in a logical demeanour in order that the reader can conveniently learn how to practice them.
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The time between messenger activation and subsampling was about 30 min. For handling of the samples, messengers, Teﬂon tubing, vinyl-coated hydrowires, and sampling devices, all personnel wore polyethylene gloves to avoid contamination. The clean laboratory for trace metals was divided into three areas: entrance laboratory (with clothes changing annex), instrument laboratory, and ultraclean sample preparation laboratory, all under positive pressure with active charcoal ﬁltered air. Personnel using the clean rooms were required to wear hair caps, polyethylene gloves, laboratory coats, and designated shoes.
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. To avoid such losses, sample bottles must be made of glass, with gas-tight seals. They should be ﬁlled to the top and stored at low temperature, but above freezing. The most probable purely chemical reaction to be expected would be photolysis. This possibility can be prevented by storing the sample in the dark.
83] (organic pollutants); and Grasshoff [84, 85] (phosphates). Mart  has described typical sample bottle cleaning routine for use when taking samples for very low level metal determinations. Sampling bottles and plastic bags, both made of high-pressure polyethylene, were rinsed by the following procedure. First clean with detergent in a laboratory washing machine, rinse with deionised water, soak in hot (about 60 ◦ C) acid bath, beginning with 20% hydrochloric acid, reagent grade, followed by two further acid baths of lower concentrations, the latter being from Merck (Suprapur quality or equivalent).
Analysis of Seawater : A Guide for the Analytical and Environmental Chemist by T.R. Crompton