I think the plastic bottles are OK for the short time storage. we regular
do 13C and 14C analyses and most samples come in plastic Nalgen bottles. I
have some experience with brines, they are horrible.
I found that the best way to clean that kind of samples from S compounds is
purification of CO2 after extraction from solution. I collected gas in the
tube with Cu, CuO and Ag sealed them of and heated for 2-3 hours under t=525C.
That method works fine and we did not have a problem with graphitization
after this purification.
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At 10:57 AM 11/21/01 +1300, you wrote:
Are plastic (PVC) bottles adequate for short term (days) storage of
before extraction of C for 13C and 14C analysis?
What is the best way to treat for sulfur in the oilfield brines before
extracting the CO2 ?
Dr G L Lyon,
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