Intercomparison of Seawater Sampling Devices for Trace Metals

  • J. M. Bewers
  • H. L. Windom
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)

Extended Abstract

Recently several round-robin intercalibrations for trace metals in seawater1–5 have demonstrated a marked improvement in both analytical precisions and numerical agreement of results among different laboratories. However, it has often been claimed that spurious results for the determination of metals in seawater can arise unless certain sampling devices and particular methods of sampler deployment are applied to the collection of seawater samples. It is, therefore, desirable that the biases arising through the use of different, commonly-used, sampling techniques be assessed in order to decide upon the most appropriate technique(s) for both oceanic baseline and nearshore pollution studies.


Trace Metal Seawater Sampling United Nations Environment Program Sampling Bottle Sampling Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Bewers
    • 1
  • H. L. Windom
    • 2
  1. 1.Bedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada
  2. 2.Skidaway Institute of OceanographySavannahUSA

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