Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 1983)

    Suggested Test Method for Determination of the Soluble Salt Content of Soils by Refractometer

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A method suitable for laboratory or field application is proposed to extract pore water from a soil and determine its salinity. The pore water is extracted from the soil using a soil press originally developed by Kriukov and Komarova. Once the pore water has been extracted its salinity is determined using a hand-held refractometer with either a parts per thousand (ppt) or refreaction index scale. Using this method it is possible to measure salinity to an accuracy of ±1 ppt. Notes on sample storage and handling are included.


    Author Information:

    Chaney, RC
    Associate professor, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

    Slonim, SM
    Supervisor of quality control, Environmental Chemical Specialties, Anaheim, CA

    Slonim, SS
    Chemistry supervisor, St. Jude Hospital, Fullerton, CA


    Stock #: GTJ10834J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10834J

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    Title Suggested Test Method for Determination of the Soluble Salt Content of Soils by Refractometer
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18