In the investigation of deep well waters the interest in many cases has been limited to the mineral substances, and little attention given to the sanitary analysis. This is a natural result when it is realized that these waters contain large amounts of solids and the possibility of contamination by sewage or other products is very slight indeed. In connection with the work of the Department of Agricultural Chemistry of the Agricultural College, analyses of a number of samples of water from the deep wells of the state have been made and the results brought together in hope that they may be of interest. The methods used do not require any explanation as they are those which have been generally used for analyzing water. The oxygen absorption may, however, be given some attention, as this part of the analytical work has not reached a satisfactory position. The method of oxygen absorption used is what may be called the "English method " and was first proposed by the Association of Public Analysts of England and is outlined in connection with another investigation published recently.
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Weems, J. B.
"The Sanitary Analyses of Some Iowa Deep Well Waters,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 9(1), 63-70.
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