The changes in ionic contents were studied in acidic precipitation samples collected for precipitation events in Taipei, which is near the sea. The storage cases under investigation include filtration, refrigeration, and light. Thus the experimental design leads all precipitation samples collected in the same rain event stored under different conditions. They were then analyzed six times successively within two months to provide the information containing potential ionic composition change. The measured constituents are H+, K+, Na+, Ca2+, Mg2+, and Cl-. The comparison of measured ionic concentrations corresponding to different storage methods yield no significant difference. The increases of and decreases of with time were observed to be of similar magnitude, while the variation of pH values is significant. The presented study indicated the important role played by sample storage in determining the ionic composition of precipitation samples.
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- Stability of Ionic Components in Precipitation Samples — A Case Study in Taipei
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