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Air equilibrated water

  1. Dec 17, 2011 #1
    I was reviewing an ISO standard and a reference was made to "air equilibrated water."

    Anyone know what it is? I'm guessing it's water left standing open that comes into equilibrium with the air around it, but I don't really know.
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  3. Dec 18, 2011 #2


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    I believe you guessed correctly. My curiosity piqued, I inquired of google. In this reference, researchers construct an elaborate system to produce it to order at various temperatures and salinities. http://faculty.washington.edu/emerson/links/Papers/HammeEmerson_DSR04.pdf
  4. Dec 18, 2011 #3
    Wow. Elaborate system it was!

    Thanks as I came up with nothing with my internet search.
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