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Table 1

Average composition of real seawater (Copin-Montégut 1991; Gaid & Treal 2007; Leparc et al. 2007; Petry et al. 2007)

Classes of the compoundsConcentrations
Suspended matter 
 Minerals 10 mg L−1 
 Organics (phytoplankton) 103 cells L−1 
Dissolved matter 
 Minerals (salts) 35 g L−1 
 Organic matters 1 mgC L−1 
 Humic substances (60%–80%) 0.6–0.8 mgC L−1 
 Polysaccharides (20%–40%) 0.2–0.4 mgC L−1 
Classes of the compoundsConcentrations
Suspended matter 
 Minerals 10 mg L−1 
 Organics (phytoplankton) 103 cells L−1 
Dissolved matter 
 Minerals (salts) 35 g L−1 
 Organic matters 1 mgC L−1 
 Humic substances (60%–80%) 0.6–0.8 mgC L−1 
 Polysaccharides (20%–40%) 0.2–0.4 mgC L−1 
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