Accession Number:

ADB197964

Title:

Synthetic Ocean Water

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1946-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A bibliography of publications dealing with the inorganic chemical composition of ocean water is presented. By a review of this literature several generalizations about the chemistry of ocean water are noted. These facts are used as a standard to compare several existing formulas for synthetic substitutes now in widespread use. Certain faults are revealed in these substitutes. A new formula is proposed, giving exact reproduction of ion concentrations which are existent in natural ocean water. Provision is made for addition of heavy metal ions when desired. A few experiments conducted with this solution yield results which duplicate similar experiments conducted in natural ocean water. The solution is recommended for use where spray conditions or high velocity impingement attack may occur. It is not proposed as a substitute for natural ocean water in conditions where biofouling may be an important factor.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE