Density and conductivity properties of Na-CO3-Cl-SO4 brine from Mono Lake, California, USA

R. Jellison, S. Macintyre, F. J. Millero

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Relationships among conductivity, temperature, total dissolved solids (TDS), and density were determined for hypersaline brine (TDS, 83 g kg-1) from Mono Lake, A theoretical estimate of density based on ionic composition and calculated partial molar volumes compared well with actual measurements (difference, 390 ppm). However, an empirically derived equation of state based on temperature and conductivity provides the most accurate density estimates (residual errors, 190 ppm) and can be used with data collected with CTD profilers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Salt Lake Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Conductivity
  • Density
  • Mono Lake
  • Saline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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