Laboratory glassware as a contaminant in silicate analysis of natural water samples

Jia Zhong Zhang, Charles J. Fischer, Peter B. Ortner

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Abstract

When glassware is used for the storage of water samples, reagents and standard solutions, dissolution of silicate from the glass containers can contaminate the samples. Experimental results demonstrate that dissolution from glassware can introduce micromolar silicate within a few hours. The extent of dissolution depends upon contact time, salinity and pH of the solution, and the size and shape of the containers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2879-2883
Number of pages5
JournalWater Research
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1999

Keywords

  • Contamination
  • Glass dissolution
  • Laboratory glassware
  • Sample storage
  • Silicate determination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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