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Characterization of natural organic matter from four victorian freshwater systems

GM Day, R Beckett, BT Hart, ID McKelvie

Marine and Freshwater Research | Published : 1991

Abstract

The natural organic matter (NOM) from three streams (Redwater Creek, Slip Creek, Myrtle Creek) and one small lake (the Inkpot) in Victoria, Australia, was fractionated by a simplified version of Leenheer's method in which the NOM is separated into two fractions-hydrophobic acid (HFo-A) compounds and total hydrophilic (HE-T) compounds-on the basis of association with XAD-8 resin. Subsequently, the HFo-A fraction was further separated into humic acid and fulvic acid fractions. One sample (Redwater Creek) was also separated into six different fractions by the full Leenheer scheme. Considerable variation was found in the ratio of humic substances (or the HFo-A fraction) to nonhumic substances (o..

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