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By Thomas R. Crompton
The presence of poisonous natural and inorganic elements in rivers and oceanic sediments is partially because of man-made pollutants. Their tracking through chemical research of oceanic, estuarine, and river sediments or of organisms dwelling within the respective ecosystems are of extreme value. the aim of this booklet is to supply the chemist with all to be had info for the fast improvement and correct undertaking of those tools of research. Crompton's booklet is the 1st publication which covers every kind of samples together with dwelling organisms.
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Fig. 3 a-c provide similar data for iron, manganese and aluminium. These three are major elements and they have no significant anomalies. 7 N hydrochloric acid, provide the same type of anomalies and the same distribution of metal levels along the river. 5 N EDTA) attacked essentially the same part of the sediment. The other two methods showed the same type of distribution as the three weaker methods only in the cases of copper, lead, zinc, nickel and manganese. The absolute amount of metal extracted decreases as the extracting solution becomes weaker.
3 mol 1-1 hydrochloric acid recovers more zinc and less cadmium, chromium and cobalt than the pH 3 extract. There is no difference in the recovery of copper, nickel and lead by either procedure. 23 indicates that this relationship is generally valid for samples of widely varying particle size distribution. In addition to the extraction efficiency, another criterion applied to the selection of a procedure is the limitation of structural degradation. 7 a Si02 is not brought back into solution following dry ashing of samples.
Then 10 ml of 6 mol 1-1 hydrochloric acid is added, and the suspension is mixed and heated to just below boiling on a hot plate. Heating at this temperature is continued for 30 min. The hot mixture is filtered through a Whatman No. 42 filter paper, or equivalent, and the filtrate is collected in a 250-ml volumetric flask. The residue on the filter is washed at least three times with hot, dilute 5 vol. % hydrochloric acid and the fIltrate is cooled and brought to volume with 5 vol. % hydrochloric acid.