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Table 2

Average characteristics of the reconstituted seawater and various natural seawaters (Copin-Montégut 1991; Gaid & Treal 2007; Leparc et al. 2007; Petry et al. 2007)

 Reconstituted seawater (average of six reconstitutions)Natural seawater (average of different natural seawaters)
Turbidity (NTU) 3.49 ± 0.17 0.1–20 
pH 7–8 7.4–8.5 
MES (mg L−18.69 ± 1.71  
SDI15 (% min−1>6.6 >6.6 
UV254nm 0.08 ± 0,01 0.6–18 
TOC (mg L−11.76 ± 0.97 0.8–4.0 
DOC (mg L−11.62 ± 0.81  
alginates (mgC L−10.18 ± 0.11  
Humic acids (mgC L−10.77 ± 0.07  
σ (20 °C) (mS cm−141.84 ± 3.08 49–62 
[Salts] (mg L−134,684 ± 2.62  
Na+ 10,074 ± 13 10,945–15,000 
K+ 332 ± 1 383–690 
Mg2+ 1,274 ± 56 1,334–1,660 
Ca2+ 414 ± 6 405–780 
Cl 20,173 ± 38 19,080–26,500 
Br 73 ± 1 45–67 
NO3− 158 ± 1 0.2–25 
SO42− 2,185 ± 15 2,400–2,965 
 Reconstituted seawater (average of six reconstitutions)Natural seawater (average of different natural seawaters)
Turbidity (NTU) 3.49 ± 0.17 0.1–20 
pH 7–8 7.4–8.5 
MES (mg L−18.69 ± 1.71  
SDI15 (% min−1>6.6 >6.6 
UV254nm 0.08 ± 0,01 0.6–18 
TOC (mg L−11.76 ± 0.97 0.8–4.0 
DOC (mg L−11.62 ± 0.81  
alginates (mgC L−10.18 ± 0.11  
Humic acids (mgC L−10.77 ± 0.07  
σ (20 °C) (mS cm−141.84 ± 3.08 49–62 
[Salts] (mg L−134,684 ± 2.62  
Na+ 10,074 ± 13 10,945–15,000 
K+ 332 ± 1 383–690 
Mg2+ 1,274 ± 56 1,334–1,660 
Ca2+ 414 ± 6 405–780 
Cl 20,173 ± 38 19,080–26,500 
Br 73 ± 1 45–67 
NO3− 158 ± 1 0.2–25 
SO42− 2,185 ± 15 2,400–2,965 
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