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Determination of aluminium in natural water samples


Tria, J and Butler, ECV and Haddad, PR and Bowie, AR, Determination of aluminium in natural water samples, Analytica Chimica Acta, 588, (2) pp. 153-165. ISSN 0003-2670 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aca.200 1.02.048


The atmospheric deposition of terrestrial dust into the ocean is an important factor in controlling Earth's climate. Aluminium can be used as a tracer for the magnitude and location of dust transported from the land to surface ocean. The element is ideal for this purpose since its primary input is via aeolian dust deposition and it has a short surface water residence time. The accurate determination of dissolved aluminium in seawater is difficult due to the complexity of the matrix and the trace (nanomolar) concentrations at which the metal exists. This paper presents a critical review of the different sampling and analytical methods for the determination of the concentration of aluminium in natural waters, with particular focus on techniques successfully applied to shipboard analysis of seawater. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Analytical chemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
UTAS Author:Tria, J (Miss Juliette Tria)
UTAS Author:Haddad, PR (Professor Paul Haddad)
UTAS Author:Bowie, AR (Professor Andrew Bowie)
ID Code:47384
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:101
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-06-10

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