Dr Laurent S. Devriendt


Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ 't Horntje (Texel)

The Netherlands


E: laurent.devriendt#nioz.nl


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The 18OCD (18O Carbonate-DIC) Excel macro is a tool to investigate mechanisms of isotopic fractionation between CaCO3 minerals (inorganic or biogenic) and water. The macro calculates the oxygen isotope ratio (18O/16O and δ18O) of CaCO3 and the fractionation factor between CaCO3 and water (α_c/w) as a function of the solution temperature, mineral growth rate and the solution chemistry (i.e. pH, salinity, [DIC], [Ca2+] and the activity of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase). The mathematical model behind these calculations is presented in details in the following paper:


Devriendt L. S., Watkins J. M. and McGregor H. V. (2017) Oxygen isotope fractionation in the CaCO3-DIC-H2O system. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 214, 115-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2017.06.022


Please contact me (laurent.devriendt#nioz.nl) if you would like an access to the BASIC code and equations of the Excel macro.