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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Improved Quantification of Organic and Inorganic Carbon in Soils and Aquifer Materials

Title:
Improved Quantification of Organic and Inorganic Carbon in Soils and Aquifer Materials

Abstract:
The quality of environmental assessments, such as estimates of the degree of aquifer contamination by organic wastes, depends on the accuracy of the analytical data upon which those assessments are based. Previously published round-robin results have shown that different laboratories may report significantly different values for the carbon content of split samples of aquifer materials. The focus of this research was to identify the major causes of such analytical variations, and then to find ways in which to minimize them. Written by Michael E. Caughey of the IL State Water Survey Office of Environmental Chemistry and Michael J. Barcelona of the Western Michigan University Institute for Water Sciences. (PDF Format; Length: 46 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/tr/tr17.pdf

Source:
IL Waste Management and Research Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
April 1994

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