We undertook two laboratory experiments to study the change of concentrations and the preferential elution of major ions and hydrogen peroxide during melting of a homogeneous snow pack. The elution sequence was as follows: alkali metals, alkaline-earth metals and protons > anions > NH4+ > H2O2. We explain the late elution of Cl−, NH4+ and H2O2 by high ice/water partition coefficients and a more even distribution of the two ions as well as of H2O2 within the ice crystal due to formation processes of snow particles in the atmosphere.
Research Article|August 01 1995
Release of Major Ions and Hydrogen Peroxide from Homogeneous, Melting Snow
Reimer Herrmann, Jutta Kranz; Release of Major Ions and Hydrogen Peroxide from Homogeneous, Melting Snow. Hydrology Research 1 August 1995; 26 (4-5): 359–368. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1995.0020
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