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Preliminary plasma spectrometric analyses for selected elements in some geothermal waters from Cerro Prieto, Mexico

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4056

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Abstract

As part of a cooperative study with Dr. Alfred Truesdell, water samples collected from geothermal power production wells at Cerro Prieto, Mexico, were analyzed for selected elements by d.c. argon plasma emission spectroscopy. Spectral interferences due to the presence of high concentrations of Ca, Si, Na and K in these water affected the apparent concentration values obtained. These effects were evaluated and correction techniques were developed and applied to the analytical values. Precipitates present in the samples at the time of analysis adversely affected the accuracy, precision and interpretability of the data. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary plasma spectrometric analyses for selected elements in some geothermal waters from Cerro Prieto, Mexico
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4056
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iii, 12 p. ;28 cm.