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Normalized rare earth elements in water, sediments, and wine: identifying sources and environmental redox conditions

American Journal of Analytical Chemistry

By:
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DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2013.410A1009

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Abstract

The concentrations of the rare earth elements (REE) in surface waters and sediments, when normalized on an element-by-element basis to one of several rock standards and plotted versus atomic number, yield curves that reveal their partitioning between different sediment fractions and the sources of those fractions, for example, between terrestrial-derived lithogenous debris and seawater-derived biogenous detritus and hydrogenous metal oxides. The REE of ancient sediments support their partitioning into these same fractions and further contribute to the identification of the redox geochemistry of the sea water in which the sediments accumulated. The normalized curves of the REE that have been examined in several South American wine varietals can be interpreted to reflect the lithology of the bedrock on which the vines may have been grown, suggesting limited fractionation during soil development.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Normalized rare earth elements in water, sediments, and wine: identifying sources and environmental redox conditions
Series title:
American Journal of Analytical Chemistry
DOI:
10.4236/ajac.2013.410A1009
Volume
4
Issue:
10A
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
15 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Journal of Analytical Chemistry
First page:
69
Last page:
83
Other Geospatial:
South America