Hydrobiologia

, Volume 197, Issue 1, pp 99–104 | Cite as

Solubility of oxygen in the Dead Sea brine

  • A. Nishri
  • S. Ben-Yaakov
Article

Abstract

The solubility of the O2 in the Dead Sea brine was determined over the temperature range 5 °C–50 °C using a modified Winkler titration, volumetric analysis, and a polarographic sensor. The solubility at room temperature and 1 atmosphere pressure was ca. 1 mg l−1, and the temperature coefficient 0.006 mg 1−1° C−1 . The data are nearly consistent with sea water solubility extrapolated to Dead Sea brine salinity.

Key words

Oxygen solubility brines temperature methods 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nishri
    • 1
  • S. Ben-Yaakov
    • 2
  1. 1.Israel Oceanographic & Limnological ResearchKinneret Limnological LaboratoryTiberiasIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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