Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Hydrologie

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 200–211 | Cite as

Die quantitative Erfassung von Methan im Seewasser

  • Peter Bossard
  • Thomas Joller
  • Ernö Szabó

The quantitative determination of methane in lake water


A preparation method for the quantitative analysis of methane in lake water samples has been developed. The method is based on the equilibrium reactions of gases in a closed two-phase (headspace-water) system, in which the headspace gas is analyzed gaschromatographically.

The method shows a standard deviation of ±5%, including sampling and sample preparation and can also be used for the quantitative determination of other dissolved gases.


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bossard
    • 1
  • Thomas Joller
    • 1
  • Ernö Szabó
    • 2
  1. 1.Seenforschungslaboratorium der EAWAG/ETHKastanienbaumSchweiz
  2. 2.EAWAGDübendorfSchweiz

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