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The solubility of carbon dioxide in waters of low alkalinity

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dc.contributor.advisor Pytkowicz, R. M.
dc.creator Jones, Mark Murrison
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-04T19:43:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-04T19:43:23Z
dc.date.copyright 1969-06
dc.date.issued 1969-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29013
dc.description Graduation date: 1969 en_US
dc.description.abstract A graphical method, based on a set of acid-base titrations, is presented for the determination of the carbon dioxide speciation in natural solutions. The application of this method, in conjunction with measurements of the partial pressure of carbon dioxide with which our solutions were in equilibrium permitted the calculation of the solubility of carbon dioxide. The results of these calculations in dilute solutions of 1.00 meq/l alkalinity gave a value of 0.070 for the solubility at 25° C. This value is considerably higher than that obtained by Harned and Davis (1943), 0.0345, for solutions of zero alkalinity. Our experimental method, with the conditions used by Harned and Davis, yielded a result which agreed well with theirs. It is concluded that the solubility of carbon dioxide within the alkalinity range found in many fresh waters, is greater than was previously believed. The reason for this higher solubility is not known. It is shown that it cannot be ascribed to a specific cation effect. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carbon dioxide en_US
dc.title The solubility of carbon dioxide in waters of low alkalinity en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Oceanography en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 8-bit Grayscale) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6670 in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
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