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Tria, J, Butler, ECV, Haddad, PR and Bowie, AR 2007 , 'Determination of aluminium in natural water samples' , Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 588, no. 2 , pp. 153-165 , doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2007.02.048.

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The atmospheric deposition of terrestrial dust into the ocean is an important factor in controlling Earth's climate. Aluminium can be used as a
tracer for the magnitude and location of dust transported from the land to surface ocean. The element is ideal for this purpose since its primary
input is via aeolian dust deposition and it has a short surface water residence time. The accurate determination of dissolved aluminium in seawater
is difficult due to the complexity of the matrix and the trace (nanomolar) concentrations at which the metal exists. This paper presents a critical
review of the different sampling and analytical methods for the determination of the concentration of aluminium in natural waters, with particular
focus on techniques successfully applied to shipboard analysis of seawater.
© 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tria, J and Butler, ECV and Haddad, PR and Bowie, AR
Keywords: Aluminium; Natural waters; Seawater; Fluorescence; Review
Journal or Publication Title: Analytica Chimica Acta
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0003-2670
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.aca.2007.02.048
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