Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis

G. S. Burr, J. M. Thomas, D. Reines, D. Jeffrey, C. Courtney, A.J. Timothy Jull, T. Lange

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study describes a sample preparation technique used to isolate dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in groundwater for radiocarbon analysis using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The goal of the work is to improve our ability to determine groundwater residence times based on 14C measurements of the DOC fraction in groundwater. Water samples were collected from carbonate and volcanic rock aquifers in southern Nevada. Multiple measurements of total dissolved organic carbon (TDOC) in groundwater from one site are used to demonstrate the reproducibility of the analytical procedure. The reproducibility of the method is about one percent (1σ) for a 0.5 mg sample. The procedural blank for the same size sample contains about 1 percent modern carbon (pMC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume43
Issue number2 PART I
StatePublished - 2001

Fingerprint

sample preparation
Organic carbon
dissolved organic carbon
Groundwater
groundwater
Volcanic rocks
Carbonates
accelerator mass spectrometry
Aquifers
carbonate rock
Particle accelerators
Mass spectrometry
residence time
volcanic rock
Carbon
aquifer
analysis
Sample Preparation
Ground Water
Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

Cite this

Burr, G. S., Thomas, J. M., Reines, D., Jeffrey, D., Courtney, C., Jull, A. J. T., & Lange, T. (2001). Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis. Radiocarbon, 43(2 PART I), 183-190.

Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis. / Burr, G. S.; Thomas, J. M.; Reines, D.; Jeffrey, D.; Courtney, C.; Jull, A.J. Timothy; Lange, T.

In: Radiocarbon, Vol. 43, No. 2 PART I, 2001, p. 183-190.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Burr, GS, Thomas, JM, Reines, D, Jeffrey, D, Courtney, C, Jull, AJT & Lange, T 2001, 'Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis', Radiocarbon, vol. 43, no. 2 PART I, pp. 183-190.
Burr GS, Thomas JM, Reines D, Jeffrey D, Courtney C, Jull AJT et al. Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis. Radiocarbon. 2001;43(2 PART I):183-190.
Burr, G. S. ; Thomas, J. M. ; Reines, D. ; Jeffrey, D. ; Courtney, C. ; Jull, A.J. Timothy ; Lange, T. / Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis. In: Radiocarbon. 2001 ; Vol. 43, No. 2 PART I. pp. 183-190.
@article{12e2189da0aa44c8a2b2d38f52efc758,
title = "Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis",
abstract = "This study describes a sample preparation technique used to isolate dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in groundwater for radiocarbon analysis using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The goal of the work is to improve our ability to determine groundwater residence times based on 14C measurements of the DOC fraction in groundwater. Water samples were collected from carbonate and volcanic rock aquifers in southern Nevada. Multiple measurements of total dissolved organic carbon (TDOC) in groundwater from one site are used to demonstrate the reproducibility of the analytical procedure. The reproducibility of the method is about one percent (1σ) for a 0.5 mg sample. The procedural blank for the same size sample contains about 1 percent modern carbon (pMC).",
author = "Burr, {G. S.} and Thomas, {J. M.} and D. Reines and D. Jeffrey and C. Courtney and Jull, {A.J. Timothy} and T. Lange",
year = "2001",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "43",
pages = "183--190",
journal = "Radiocarbon",
issn = "0033-8222",
publisher = "University of Arizona",
number = "2 PART I",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sample preparation of dissolved organic carbon in groundwater for AMS14C analysis

AU - Burr, G. S.

AU - Thomas, J. M.

AU - Reines, D.

AU - Jeffrey, D.

AU - Courtney, C.

AU - Jull, A.J. Timothy

AU - Lange, T.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - This study describes a sample preparation technique used to isolate dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in groundwater for radiocarbon analysis using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The goal of the work is to improve our ability to determine groundwater residence times based on 14C measurements of the DOC fraction in groundwater. Water samples were collected from carbonate and volcanic rock aquifers in southern Nevada. Multiple measurements of total dissolved organic carbon (TDOC) in groundwater from one site are used to demonstrate the reproducibility of the analytical procedure. The reproducibility of the method is about one percent (1σ) for a 0.5 mg sample. The procedural blank for the same size sample contains about 1 percent modern carbon (pMC).

AB - This study describes a sample preparation technique used to isolate dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in groundwater for radiocarbon analysis using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The goal of the work is to improve our ability to determine groundwater residence times based on 14C measurements of the DOC fraction in groundwater. Water samples were collected from carbonate and volcanic rock aquifers in southern Nevada. Multiple measurements of total dissolved organic carbon (TDOC) in groundwater from one site are used to demonstrate the reproducibility of the analytical procedure. The reproducibility of the method is about one percent (1σ) for a 0.5 mg sample. The procedural blank for the same size sample contains about 1 percent modern carbon (pMC).

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035569789&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035569789&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 43

SP - 183

EP - 190

JO - Radiocarbon

JF - Radiocarbon

SN - 0033-8222

IS - 2 PART I

ER -