, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 307–310 | Cite as

Practical wet oxidation experiment to determine concentrations of particulate organic matter in seawater

  • V. Ya. Berger
  • M. V. Mityaev
  • A. A. Sukhotin
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The report presents results of experiments testifying to the possibility of using wet oxidation to determine the concentrations of organic carbon in marine particulate matter. We describe a method for eliminating the measurement error caused by the influence of chlorides on the processes of dichromate oxidation of organic matter. We present an equation to calculate the concentration of organic carbon depending on that of sodium chloride.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ya. Berger
    • 1
  • M. V. Mityaev
    • 2
  • A. A. Sukhotin
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Kola Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMurmanskRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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