Organic content of the molluscan shell

In a recent paper (Goulletquer & Wolowicz, 1989), data are presented which show that determination of the organic content of mollusc shells by weight loss on ignition may over-estimate this component by a factor of 2·5 to 4·8. They then go on to conclude in their discussion that Rodhouse et al. (1984) had over-estimated the organic content of Mytilus edulis shells by a factor of 2·5 through combustion at 540°C.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Rodhouse, Paul G.

On this site: Paul Rodhouse
Date:
1 February, 1990
Journal/Source:
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom / 70
Page(s):
245-245
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315400034342