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Special techniques for determining chemical properties of geothermal water

January 1, 1994

A reliable determination of the chemical composition of geothermal fluids may require special sampling and preservation techniques. A sample collected without pretreatment is usually adequate for the analysis of sodium, potassium, and chloride. Other constituents may require further treatment or even analysis in the field, depending on the data requirements. The collection and preservation methods described permit accurate results for 31 chemical variables, including major and minor chemical constituents.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1974
Title Special techniques for determining chemical properties of geothermal water
DOI 10.3133/wri7422
Authors T. S. Presser, Ivan Barnes
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series Number 74-22
Index ID wri7422
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse