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Initial Water Handling

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

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Site types that use this protocol

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

DECEMBER

During the winter months we make fewer measurements but there are still weekly visits to sites to check equipment and take water samples.

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Winter fieldwork in the Cairngorms
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