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Comparative studies on extraction of sediment interstitial waters: Discussion and comment on the current state of interstitial water studies

Clays and Clay Minerals

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Abstract

The implication by Murthy and Ferrell (1972)that interstitial water studies are in a confused state is criticized on the basis that the authors have not drawn on a considerable body of data, especially Soviet studies since the 1950's, and results of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Pressure filtration systems for extracting interstitial waters are currently the methods of choice for marine studies and have achieved substantial reliability and reproducibility. Although gaps and problems remain, many aspects of interstitial composition of marine sediments have been clarified; these include the substantial constancy of composition of interstitial waters in deep sea pelagic deposits, depletion of interstitial cations owing to authigenic mineral formation in more rapidly accumulated (especially terrigenous) sediments, and special phenomena in sediments overlying salt deposits. ?? 1974.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Comparative studies on extraction of sediment interstitial waters: Discussion and comment on the current state of interstitial water studies
Series title:
Clays and Clay Minerals
Volume
22
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Clays and Clay Minerals
First page:
337
Last page:
343
Number of Pages:
7