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Experiments on the effect of sphagnum on the pH of salt solutions

Abstract

Addition of sphagnum to salt solutions produced marked increases in the concentrations of the hydrogen ions, as measured both electrometrically and colorimetrically. The greater the concentration of the salt solution, the greater the increase in hydrogen ion concentration upon the addition of sphagnum. With a given salt concentration, the hydrogen ion concentration increased with increase in quantity of sphagnum added. The divalent cations produced greater increases in the hydrogen concentration than the monovalent cations for equal weights of sphagnum. Divalent anions, while showing an increase in hydrogen ions, upon the addition of sphagnum were far less effective in increasing the hydrogen ion concentrations. Sphagnum may be a useful reagent for regulating the acidity of salt solutions for many types of scientific work. It seems probable that the adsorption of metallic and hydroxyl ions explains, at least in part, the acidity of the water of sphagnum bogs.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1936
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-84-006367
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Int. Rev. Gesamten Hydrobiol. Hydrogr.; (German Democratic Republic); Journal Volume: 33
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; ADSORPTION; SOLUTIONS; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; MOSSES; PH VALUE; SALTS; SWAMPS; WATER POLLUTION; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; DISPERSIONS; ECOSYSTEMS; MIXTURES; PLANTS; POLLUTION; SORPTION; SPECTROSCOPY; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; WETLANDS; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5602895
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: IRGHA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 271-275
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 1983

Citation Formats

Williams, K T, and Thompson, T G. Experiments on the effect of sphagnum on the pH of salt solutions. Germany: N. p., 1936. Web. doi:10.1002/iroh.19360330305.
Williams, K T, & Thompson, T G. Experiments on the effect of sphagnum on the pH of salt solutions. Germany. doi:10.1002/iroh.19360330305.
Williams, K T, and Thompson, T G. 1936. "Experiments on the effect of sphagnum on the pH of salt solutions." Germany. doi:10.1002/iroh.19360330305. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1002/iroh.19360330305.
@misc{etde_5602895,
title = {Experiments on the effect of sphagnum on the pH of salt solutions}
author = {Williams, K T, and Thompson, T G}
abstractNote = {Addition of sphagnum to salt solutions produced marked increases in the concentrations of the hydrogen ions, as measured both electrometrically and colorimetrically. The greater the concentration of the salt solution, the greater the increase in hydrogen ion concentration upon the addition of sphagnum. With a given salt concentration, the hydrogen ion concentration increased with increase in quantity of sphagnum added. The divalent cations produced greater increases in the hydrogen concentration than the monovalent cations for equal weights of sphagnum. Divalent anions, while showing an increase in hydrogen ions, upon the addition of sphagnum were far less effective in increasing the hydrogen ion concentrations. Sphagnum may be a useful reagent for regulating the acidity of salt solutions for many types of scientific work. It seems probable that the adsorption of metallic and hydroxyl ions explains, at least in part, the acidity of the water of sphagnum bogs.}
doi = {10.1002/iroh.19360330305}
journal = {Int. Rev. Gesamten Hydrobiol. Hydrogr.; (German Democratic Republic)}
volume = {33}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1936}
month = {Jan}
}