Determination of the delta(2H/1H)of Water: RSIL Lab Code 1574

Techniques and Methods 10-C1
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Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory (RSIL) lab code 1574 describes a method used to determine the relative hydrogen isotope-ratio delta(2H,1H), abbreviated hereafter as d2H of water. The d2H measurement of water also is a component of the National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) schedules 1142 and 1172. The water is collected unfiltered in a 60-mL glass bottle and capped with a Polyseal cap. In the laboratory, the water sample is equilibrated with gaseous hydrogen using a platinum catalyst (Horita, 1988; Horita and others, 1989; Coplen and others, 1991). The reaction for the exchange of one hydrogen atom is shown in equation 1.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Determination of the delta(2H/1H)of Water: RSIL Lab Code 1574
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 10-C1
DOI 10.3133/tm10C1
Edition -
Year Published 2008
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description viii, 27 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Chapter 1 of Section C, Stable Isotope-Ratio Methods, Book 10, Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory
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