Accession Number:

ADA512850

Title:

Influence of Experimental Conditions on the Outcome of Laboratory Investigations Using Natural Coastal Seawaters

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Methods for handling and storing natural coastal seawater, particularly methods for deaeration over time, influenced the chemistry and microflora. Bubbling nitrogen into natural seawater to achieve an anaerobic condition was not conducive to the growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria SRB. Despite a higher initial dissolved sulfate concentration and higher total organic carbon in Persian Gulf seawater, higher dissolved sulfide concentrations and SRB populations were measured in Key West, Florida, seawater under all exposure conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE