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Sulphate in water and sediment of the Dutch Wadden Sea
Vosjan, J.H. (1974). Sulphate in water and sediment of the Dutch Wadden Sea. Neth. J. Sea Res. 8(2-3): 208-213
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Vosjan, J.H.

    From sulphate- and chloride analyses of aerobic water of the Wadden Sea it appears that the following equation is applicable:SO4 (g/kg) = 0,1349 Cl (°/oo) + 0,0462In the interstitial water from mud flats the SO4:Cl ratio fluctuates over a wide range, from which production or consumption of sulphate may be calculated. In the anaerobic sediment a considerable sulphate reduction occurs, the rate of which may be strongly increased - as apparent from experiments with radioactive sulphate - by supply of organic matter and by increase of temperature. Though in the bottom of the Wadden Sea an intensive consumption of sulphate may be observed, there is generally no decrease of sulphate to be traced in the water over the bottom.

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