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Initial Water Handling

The ECN protocol for initial handling of water samples (WH)
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Terrestrial

From the moment water samples are gathered they begin to deteriorate as a result of chemical and microbiological processes. Three methods of slowing this deterioration are used in ECN - filtration, cold storage, and (for Aluminium and iron determinations only) acidification.

Our field activities

SEPTEMBER

This is the last of the busy months in terms of field work at terrestrial sites as the season for monitoring butterflies, frogs, grazing animals and bats draws to an end. In rivers and lakes we sample diatoms for the third time in the year. The usual year-round measurements are also made.

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Loch Neagh