(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Bird urate contamination of atmospheric dust traps

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DREES L.R. (1) ; MANU A. ;
(1) Dept. of soil and crop sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, ETATS-UNIS


The chemical analysis of atmospheric dust from Niger occasionally yielded more water soluble K than could be expected from soil derived dust. The high K values were correlated with samples containing white sand-sized particles. These white particles, identified as uric acid dihydrate, were then isolated and examined in more detail to determine whether they were the cause of the excess K. Their most probable origin was from bird urine by birds perching on the open bucket traps


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 27, no3-4 [pp. 287-294]

Bibliographic references : 13 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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