Macronutrients elements (carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous) and micronutrient elements (iron, cobalt, copper, zinc and manganese) are widely measured in open ocean, shelf sea, coastal and marine waters. A better understanding of the biochemistry of the oceans requires high-quality and comprehensive analytical data, and the article concludes that flow injection analysis and related techniques will continue to play an important role in this effort.
The article also discusses concepts and guidelines on data quality, and the important role of uncertainty budgets in underpinning method validation is explained.
Read more in: P. J. WORSFOLD, R CLOUGH, M. C. LOHAN, P. MOMBET, P. S. ELLIS, C. R. QUÉTEL, G. H. FLOOR, I. D. MCKELVIE (2013)
Flow injection analysis as a tool for enhancing oceanographic nutrient measurements – a review
Analytica Chimica Acta, Vol. 803, 15-40